Cypriot FM meets with American Jewish Committee
New York, Sep 23 (CNA)
Cypriot FM, Mr. George Iacovou, attended a working lunch hosted by the American Jewish Committee.
American Jewish Committee Executive Director David Harris congratulated Cyprus on its accession to the EU, stressing the key role Cyprus plays in the Eastern Mediterranean.
Iacovou briefed the committee members on the Cyprus problem and the island's accession to the EU, noting that Cyprus would like to see a democratic Turkey in the European Union acting peacefully and respecting neighbouring countries.
Present at this meeting was Cyprus' Permanent Representative to the UN, Ambassador Andreas Mavroyiannis and Foreign Ministry officials.
On September 22, Mr. Iacovou met in New York with his Israeli counterpart Sylvan Shalom, kicking off a series of meetings at UN headquarters.
During the meeting, the Israeli Minister congratulated Cyprus on its accession to the European Union. Shalom noted that he looks forward to close cooperation on the bilateral level and in the context of the EU, adding that Israel acknowledges Cyprus' role in the region. Iacovou and Shalom also discussed the Cyprus problem and the situation in the Middle East.