Politics · September 1, 2020

Secretary Pompeo’s Call with Republic of Cyprus President Anastasiades

Washington, DC (STL.News) The below is attributable to Spokesperson Morgan Ortagus:

Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo spoke today with Republic of Cyprus (ROC) President Nicos Anastasiades.  Secretary Pompeo and President Anastasiades discussed the deepening U.S.-ROC bilateral security relationship.  Secretary Pompeo informed President Anastasiades of his decision to waive restrictions temporarily for FY 2021 on the export, re-export, retransfer, and temporary import of non-lethal defense articles and defense services controlled under the International Traffic in Arms Regulation destined for or originating in Cyprus.  The Secretary reaffirmed U.S. support for a comprehensive settlement to reunify the island as a bizonal, bicommunal federation, which would benefit all Cypriots as well as the wider region.