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  • Secretary of State John Kerry releases the 2013 Annual Report on International ‪Religious Freedom‬ [Dept. of State Video Screenshot]

    Secretary of State John Kerry releases the 2013 Annual Report on International ‪Religious Freedom‬

  • President Obama delivers a statement on the Situation in Ukraine and Gaza - July 21, 2014

    Statement by President Obama on the Situation in Ukraine and Gaza - July 21, 2014

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    Hands On Famagusta Gets Underway

  • Ambassador Koenig addressing the guests at the event. [photo:]

    New Digital Platform Invites Public to Solve Community Challenges

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Statements and Press Releases

  • 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 »

  • Secretary Kerry on Ukraine, Gaza in Interview on CNN

    July 20, 2014 - We know for certain that in the last month there’s been a major flow of arms and weapons. There was a convoy several weeks ago of about 150 vehicles with armed personnel carrier, multiple rocket launchers, tanks, artillery, all of which crossed over from Russia into the eastern part of Ukraine and was turned over to the separatists.   Full text »

  • Secretary Kerry on Ukraine, Gaza, Other Issues in NBC Interview

    Secretary Kerry with David Gregory of NBC’s Meet the Press - July 20, 2014 - They promised unfettered access, David, and the fact is that right now – they had 75 minutes on Friday, yesterday three hours. There were shots fired in the area. The separatists are in control. And it is clear that Russia supports the separatists, supplies the separatists, encourages the separatists, trains the separatists, and Russia needs to step up and make a difference here.  Full text »

  • 2014 Trafficking in Persons Report on Cyprus

    Released June 20, 2014 - Secretary of State John Kerry released the 2014 Trafficking in Persons (TIP) Report on June 20, 2014. Follow the link to read the Country Narrative on Cyprus  Full text »

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

    The Home for Cooperation, Nicosia, Cyprus, Thursday, May 29, 2014 - 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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