US President Joe Biden sent a message of support to Cypriot President Nikos Anastasiades late on Wednesday night.
According to Cypriot government spokesman Kyriacos Koushos, Biden called Cyprus a “significant partner” for security and stability in the Eastern Mediterranean.
The US President also pledged to further deepen relations between the two countries, which are already quite good.
Koushos said Biden thanked Anastasiades for his leadership, friendship and the overall important role which the Republic of Cyprus plays in addressing global challenges and noted that he looks forward to working with him to address issues of common interest in the Eastern Mediterranean.
“The US President expresses his appreciation for the fact that the president informed him with his letter of May 14 about the informal meeting in Geneva and expresses the clear position about the reunification of Cyprus, based on a bizonal, bicommunal federation, according to the UN Security Council resolutions,” Koushos added.
The US President also reassured his Cypriot counterpart that his government will continue to encourage constructive Turkish participation in the next round of UN-sponsored talks.
“President Biden expresses his desire to soon continue his discussions with the President of the Republic of Cyprus, Nicos Anastasiades, on issues of common interest,” the Cypriot spokesman concluded.