Cyprus Foreign Minister Meets With Pompeo

Cypriot Foreign Minister Nikos Christodoulides (left) and the US Secretary of State, Mike Pompeo (right). Photo credit: C.N.A.

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.

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.

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.