US support of Cyprus sovereign rights reaffirmed in Christodoulides – Hale meeting

US support of the Republic of Cyprus’ sovereign rights was reaffirmed while the need for everyone to respect its right to exploit the natural resources within its maritime zones was stressed during a meeting between Cyprus’ Foreign Affairs Minister Nikos Christodoulides and US Under Secretary for Political Affairs David Hale held on Sunday in Cyprus.

“In the context of the meeting bilateral relations between Cyprus and the United States were reviewed and specific steps were examined to further enhance them, among others areas, in the fields of security and combating terrorism, energy, economic and trade cooperation, as well as in the ongoing dialogue to lift visa requirements for Cypriot citizens visiting the US,” a Foreign Affairs Ministry press release says.

It is further added, that the Cyprus problem was also discussed and that Christodoulides briefed Ha


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