Newly Confirmed American Ambassador to Cyprus Meets with AHI
WASHINGTON, DC —The newly confirmed American Ambassador to the Republic of Cyprus John Koenig visited the American Hellenic Institute’s Hellenic House on August 9, 2012 as part of his preparations before departing for his new post.
“We were honored to have Ambassador Koenig visit Hellenic House,” AHI President Nick Larigakis said. “We appreciated the substantive discussion we had on issues of importance to the community about Cyprus. We look forward to growing our relationship in the effort to strengthen U.S. relations with the Republic of Cyprus and in the pursuit of our common goals and objectives, which are in the best interests of the United States.”
The discussion included: initiatives to strengthen U.S. relations with Cyprus, the Cyprus issue and the current status of settlement talks, the destruction of Cyprus’ cultural and religious heritage, and the importance of increased American investment in Cyprus, especially with the discovery of hydrocarbon reserves in Cyprus’ exclusive economic zone (EEZ).
AHI Founder Gene Rossides, AHI Board of Directors Secretary and Counsel Nick G. Karambelas, and AHI Media Relations Director and Research Analyst Demetra Atsaloglou met with Ambassador Koenig.
The American Hellenic Institute is an independent non-profit Greek American public policy center that works to strengthen relations between the United States and Greece and Cyprus, and within the Greek American community.
(L-R) Gene Rossides, US ambassador to Cyprus John Koenig, US State Department Cyprus Desk Officer Lindsay Coffey.
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