Biden Says Turkey’s Role Critical

U.S. Vice President Joe Biden said during his visit that Turkey is playing a critical role in advancing a just and lasting settlement in Cyprus.

Biden made the statement at a joint press conference after meeting with Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu.

“I want to just mention, Mr. Prime Minister, how much I appreciate your commitment to try to end years of deadlock in the conflict on Cyprus,” Biden said.

CNA reported that he said that he has met with both parties on the island, they`re moving toward a negotiated agreement and he expressed his view that ‘it may be — may be, God willing — finally within the reach to see if we can reach a settlement…Turkey, Biden continued, “is playing a critical role in advancing a just and lasting settlement.’”


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