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U.S. Embassy Nicosia Welcomes the Re-opening of Ledra Street (April 4, 2008)

For Immediate Release

U.S. Embassy Nicosia
April 4, 2008

Today we welcome the re-opening of Ledra Street, which for 45 years symbolized the unacceptable division of the island but now represents a notable step towards its reunification. We hope that the increased person-to-person contacts and economic benefits from re-opening Ledra Street will build greater confidence between the Greek Cypriot and Turkish Cypriot communities and lead to rapid progress in the negotiations aimed at reunification of the island. As always, we are prepared to assist in the steps ahead.