President Obama’s Letter Supports Cyprus’ Hydrocarbon Drilling Rights

Julia Frifield, U.S. Assistant Secretary of State for Legislative Affairs  said in a letter accompanying President Obama`s bi-monthly report on Cyprus for October 1, 2014 – November 30, 2014, as reported by CNA, that “the United States remains committed to finding a just and lasting settlement, reunifying Cyprus as a bi-zonal, bi-communal federation, The report was handed over on Monday to the Chairmen of the Foreign Relations Committees of the US House and Senate.”

Obama writes that “the United States consistently expressed public support for the right of the Republic of Cyprus to develop hydrocarbon resources in its EEZ and for any potential revenue from the energy resources to be shared equitably between both communities within the context of an overall settlement.”


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