Washington urges both sides in Cyprus to show sincerity and flexibility in order to find common ground so that talks on the Cyprus issue can resume. A statement from the US State Department spokesman referred to the issues discussed during yesterday's telephone conversation between Anthony Blinken and Nikos Christodoulidis.
State Department spokesman Ned Price said in a statement that the two foreign ministers discussed a number of issues. According to N. Price, Blinken and Christodoulidis reaffirmed their mutual commitment to deepen the strong relationship between the United States and the Republic of Cyprus.
He further added that the two ministers “agreed on the importance of promoting stability in the Eastern Mediterranean through regional co-operation and the peaceful settlement of disputes”.
The US Secretary of State, according to his spokesman, expressed his commitment to continuing support for the UN and his efforts to reunite the island as a bi-zonal bi-communal federation for the benefit of all Cypriots. The United States also calls on both sides to show the necessary sincerity, flexibility and compromise in order to find common ground for the resumption of talks on the Cyprus issue.
The US Secretary of State “expressed his support for the 3 + 1 diplomatic mechanism, which includes the Republic of Cyprus, Greece, Israel and the USA”. Finally, he stressed “the importance of efforts to address the harmful influence in the region by Russia and China.”