President Obama congratulates President Christofias on the occasion of the 51st Anniversary of Cyprus' Independence
President Obama released a statement on Friday, September 30, 2011, on the occasion of the Anniversary of Cyprus' Independence:
"On behalf of the American people, I want to congratulate you and the people of the Republic of Cyprus on the 51st anniversary of your nation's independence on October 1.
For more than half a century, our countries have shared friendship and common ideals. The United States remains committed to supporting a comprehensive settlement that will bring prosperity and security to future generations in Cyprus. We look forward to the day that Cyprus is reunified as a bizonal, bicommunal federation.
I wish you and the people of the Republic of Cyprus the very best on the anniversary of your independence.