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19 June, 2024
 
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Biden applauds Christodoulides for humanitarian efforts in Gaza

US President recognizes Cyprus's leadership in establishing the ''Amalthea'' maritime corridor

Newsroom / CNA

US President, Joe Biden, has praised President Nikos Christodoulides for his leading role, vision and decisiveness in implementing the “Amalthea” maritime corridor from Cyprus to Gaza.

The praise was conveyed to President Christodoulides via a letter handed to the President on Tuesday evening by US National Security Council Chief of Staff, Curtis Ried, during a meeting at the Presidential Palace, a presidency press release issued on Wednesday morning said.

In the letter, according to the press release, the US President "praises President Christodoulides' leading role, vision and decisiveness in the implementation of the extremely important maritime corridor to provide humanitarian aid to Gaza from Cyprus."

"Biden notes that the relations between Cyprus and neighboring countries have been instrumental in implementing this initiative," it adds.

According to the presidency, the letter also stated that the USA stands ready to work with Cyprus to address complexities regarding the project.

It is further noted that Biden also conveyed that he directed the US military to lead an emergency mission to establish a temporary pier on the coast of Gaza to facilitate and enhance the provision of humanitarian aid to civilians in Gaza.

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