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  • International Religious Freedom Report for 2013

    July 28, 2014 - In 2013, the world witnessed the largest displacement of religious communities in recent memory. In almost every corner of the globe, millions of Christians, Muslims, Hindus, and others representing a range of faiths were forced from their homes on account of their religious beliefs. Out of fear or by force, entire neighborhoods are emptying of residents. Communities are disappearing from their traditional and historic homes and dispersing across the geographic map. In conflict zones, in particular, this mass displacement has become a pernicious norm.  Cyprus Religious Freedom Report »

  • Remarks by U.S. Ambassador John M. Koenig at the Moon Landing Anniversary Program

    July 21, 2014, City Plaza, Nicosia, Cyprus - Minister Demetriades, Minister Kadis, Ladies and Gentlemen, Honored Guests: It’s a great pleasure for me to be here tonight, and I’m going to introduce our speaker. I don’t know if the timing is precisely right, but I hope that I’m more or less on target. The past week has been one of bitter anniversaries here in Cyprus and shocking events in Ukraine and Gaza.  Full text »

  • Remarks by U.S. Ambassador John M. Koenig at the Dinner hosted by the Cyprus American Association

    July 9, 2014 - Natalie and I would really like to thank the Cyprus American Association for organizing this evening and inviting us here tonight. It is a great pleasure to be with all of you, especially to celebrate the anniversary of the independence of the United States, which as Kostakis said we normally celebrate on the 4th of July. I know that all of you who are here tonight and the organizations to which you belong have a special interest in promoting close relations between my country and Cyprus. To borrow a phrase used by Presidents of the United States when they make the annual State of the Union address, I am pleased to inform you that the union is strong.  Full transcript »

  • Remarks by U.S. Ambassador John M. Koenig at the U.S. National Day Celebration

    June 24, 2014, American Embassy, Nicosia, Cyprus - Mr. Minister, Excellencies, Honored Guests: It’s a great pleasure to welcome you here to the American Embassy tonight. I would like to welcome all of our Greek-Cypriot, Turkish-Cypriot guests, Cypriots from all communities along with so many others, and joining Natalie and me and the Embassy community as we celebrate the 238th anniversary of American independence.  Full transcript »

  • Opening Remarks for Film Screening "Stonewall Uprising" by U.S. Chargé d’Affaires Andrew Schofer

    May 29, 2014, The Home for Cooperation, Nicosia, Cyprus - Thank you Costas. Thank you all for coming here tonight. As the Deputy Chief of Mission for the U.S. Embassy, it is an honor for me to be here today. We have had a long and fruitful relationship with ACCEPT-LGBTI and Queer Cyprus and we look forward to continuing that in the years to come.  Full text  »

  • Remarks to the Press by Vice President Joe Biden in Nicosia, Republic of Cyprus

    May 22, 2014 - Ledra Palace Hotel Nicosia, Republic of Cyprus - I’m pleased that the two leaders have reaffirmed their full commitment to their joint declaration of February the 11th. The two leaders agreed to speed up the process of negotiations toward a comprehensive settlement which is their priority.   Watch the video »

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