US–Cyprus bilateral relationship has never been better, Undersecretary of State Bulatao says
CNA - Apostolos Zoupaniotis - USA/New York 01/10/2020
The United States remains committed to the goal of a comprehensive settlement that will reunify the island as a bizonal, bicommunal federation, as it will end decades of division and will benefit all Cypriots as well as the wider region. That was the message of the US Undersecretary of State for Management Brian Bulatao, at the webinar organized by PSEKA, in celebration of the 60th anniversary of the independence of the Republic of Cyprus.
Mike Manatos of the Coordinated Effort of Hellenes who presented Bulatao, said that the No 3 at the Department of States hierarchy is a personal friend of Secretary Pompeo since their army service and he is of Philippine, Greek and Polish descent.
Congratulating on behalf of the Secretary of State the President and the Foreign Minister, as well as the people of the Republic of Cyprus, for the 60th anniversary of the nation’s independence, Bulatao said that the United States and the Republic of Cyprus enjoy robust and vibrant diplomatic, security and economic partnership.
“We are proud to build strong ties with nations like Cyprus that share our values.
The U.S. Undersecretary of State reminded a similar statement by Secretary Pompeo, during his September visit to Nicosia, when he said about the bilateral relationship that it has never been better.
“The United States views the Eastern Mediterranean region of growing importance, where we are working with the Republic of Cyprus and other partners to promote stability, security and prosperity. This year we broke new ground in our bilateral security relationship with the Republic of Cyprus, including lifting some defense trade restrictions and launching the International Military and Education Training program”, Undersecretary of State Buratao said.
ENDS, CYPRUS NEWS AGENCY