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US looks forward to deepening cooperation with Greece on Cyprus
2004-03-10 10:57:18

by Demetris Apokis

Washington, Mar 10 (CNA) -- The US has congratulated the Greek Prime Minister-elect and his New Democracy Party on their victory in parliamentary elections on Sunday and is looking forward to deepening cooperation for a Cyprus settlement.

''We look forward to deepening our cooperation with Greece and with the prime minister-elect's new government on key issues such as forging a Cyprus settlement by May 1, security for this summer's Olympics in Athens and regional stability'', White House Spokesman Scott Mcclellan has said.

Responding to questions he noted US President George Bush ''will probably have a statement on this soon to congratulate the prime minister-elect himself''.

The US ''enjoys a partnership with Greece, the birthplace of democracy, a partnership in pursuit of freedom, prosperity and peace in Southeastern Europe and the Middle East'', Mcclellan concluded.

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