Cypriot ambassador Marios Lysiotis presented yesterday his letters of credence to US President Donald Trump during a ceremony at the White House.
According to the Cyprus News Agency, President Trump described Cyprus as a “valuable partner” in the region, adding that the two countries share common interests in promoting stability and prosperity in the eastern Mediterranean.
Trump also reiterated his administrations’ support for a Cyprus settlement and reunification of the island based on a bizonal, bicommunal federation that would benefit all Cypriots.
The American president also said he hoped that US-Cyprus relations would continue to be strengthened.
The American president also said he hoped that US-Cyprus relations would continue to be strengthened
Lysiotis spoke on Cyprus's efforts to promote stability in the region and build bridges of cooperation between neighbouring states, adding that the US had a pivotal role to play as the Republiuc goes forward with exploration and utilization of natural gas deposits in its Exclusive Economic Zone.
The ambassador joined the foreign service in 1991. He previously served as Ambassador of the Republic to France and Austria where he was also accredited as Permanent Representative to the United Nations Organization in Vienna and Permanent Representative to the OSCE.
"Cyprus is a valuable partner in a vulnerable region" @POTUS D. Trump said yesterday in his reply, accepting credentials of new #Cyprus Ambassador to #US Marios Lyssiotis, referring also to two nations' "shared interest in promoting stability & prosperity in the #EastMed region" pic.twitter.com/DrTOVIxj8t— Demetris Samuel (@Demetris_Samuel) 18 September 2018