WASHINGTON, DC —The American Hellenic Institute (AHI) welcomed Republic of Cyprus Foreign Minister Nikos Christodoulides to AHI’s Hellenic House where he met with AHI representatives, November 7, 2018.
“We appreciated the opportunity to host Foreign Minister Christodoulides at Hellenic House,” AHI President Nick Larigakis said. “The foreign minister briefed us on his visit to Washington, which included a meeting with Secretary of State Mike Pompeo. We also thank Foreign Minister Christodoulides for his support of AHI’s work.”
Foreign Minister Christodoulides and Secretary Pompeo signed a Statement of Intent during their meeting. The agreement seeks to enhance bilateral cooperation in the areas of security, counterterrorism, and promoting regional stability.
Larigakis added, “We applaud the signing of the Statement of Intent. The agreement, coupled with the series of high-profile meetings during the foreign minister’s visit, indicates the United States is realizing Cyprus’ full potential as a partner and ally in the Eastern Mediterranean; which we have always known Cyprus has been.”
The foreign minister’s visit to Washington also included meetings with National Security Advisor John Bolton at the White House and Assistant Secretary of State for European Affairs Wess Mitchell at the State Department. Christodoulides also conducted high level meetings in New York with U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley and UN Secretary-General’s Special Envoy Jane Holl Lute.
The Ambassador of Cyprus to the United States, Marios Lyssiotis, accompanied Foreign Minister Christodoulides to Hellenic House. In addition to AHI President Larigakis, Board Member James L. Marketos, Esq., and Legislative Directors Peter Milios and Elias Gerasoulis, attended.