Bilateral relations, regional developments and the Cyprus problem were the main issues that were discussed during the Nov. 6th meeting between Cyprus Foreign Minister Nikos Christodoulides with his US counterpart Mike Pompeo and Wess Mitchell, Assistant Secretary of State for European and Eurasian Affairs. A statement of intent of was also signed between the two countries after the meeting in Washington, D.C.
Forward looking discussion with #US Secretary of State @SecPompeo on bilateral and regional cooperation, #EastMed, #Energy, #Security, #EURelations, #CyprusProblem, #Economy, #Cyprus, #US pic.twitter.com/Y44RwPt4ir
— NikosChristodoulides (@Christodulides) November 6, 2018
At the State Department, Christodoulides and Mitchell signed a statement of intent to strengthen and develop bilateral security relations. The statement will promote mutual interests in combating terrorism, strengthening security at sea and borders and promoting regional stability.
Signing of a “Statement of Intent Between the Government of the United States of America and the Government of the Republic of Cyprus”, #RegionalStability, #BilateralSecurityRelationship, #GlobalAndRegionalSecurityChallenges, #Cyprus, #US pic.twitter.com/WfXw4l7Sxs
— NikosChristodoulides (@Christodulides) November 7, 2018
In statements after the meetings, Christodoulides said the discussions with the two officials concentrated on three issues: the overall Cyprus situation; Cyprus/US bilateral relations and the mutual desire to strengthen them in the light of recent regional developments; and Cyprus‘ role in cooperation with neighboring states.
With information from C.N.A.