Whereas the House of Representatives supports the reunification of the Republic of Cyprus and acknowledges steps taken that hold the promise of ending the 39-year-old division of the Republic of Cyprus;CommentsClose CommentsPermalink
Whereas the newly elected President of Cyprus has expressed his commitment to resume United Nations-sponsored discussions to reach a just and viable settlement based on a bi-zonal, bi-communal federation in accordance with relevant United Nations Security Council resolutions;CommentsClose CommentsPermalink
Whereas Secretary of State John Kerry and Cypriot Foreign Minister Ioannis Kasoulides met in Washington, DC, in May 2013 and discussed a variety of issues, included initiatives involving several confidence-building proposals;CommentsClose CommentsPermalink
Whereas the United States recognizes the discovery of significant offshore gas reserves in the Exclusive Economic Zone of the Republic of Cyprus;CommentsClose CommentsPermalink
Whereas the United States supports the sovereign rights of the Republic of Cyprus and Israel to explore and process energy reserves in accordance with international law;CommentsClose CommentsPermalink
Whereas this discovery could potentially provide greater energy security for Europe and Israel as well as act as a stabilizing and unifying factor in the Eastern Mediterranean;CommentsClose CommentsPermalink
Whereas the United States fully supports strengthening the cooperation efforts between the Republic of Cyprus and the democratic Jewish State of Israel; andCommentsClose CommentsPermalink
Whereas the House of Representatives commends the Cypriot Government for initiating procedures toward establishing membership in NATO’s Partnership for Peace (PfP) program: Now, therefore, be itCommentsClose CommentsPermalink
(1) will continue to support the security and stability of this volatile and strategically important region of the world through collaborative efforts with our ally the Republic of Cyprus;CommentsClose CommentsPermalink
(2) fully supports the resumption of discussions to find a just and viable settlement based on a bi-zonal, bi-communal federation and end the 39-year division of the island; andCommentsClose CommentsPermalink
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