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Press Release on the Science & Technology Agreement Between the Governments of Cyprus and the USA (February 3, 2009)

For Immediate Release

U.S. Embassy Nicosia
February 3, 2009

The United States of America and the Republic of Cyprus will sign a Science and Technology Cooperation Agreement on February 5, 2009 at the Ministry of Finance offices in Nicosia. The official signing ceremony is scheduled for 3:00 pm.

Minister of Finance Charilaos Stavrakis will sign on behalf of Cyprus, and U.S. Ambassador Frank C. Urbancic will sign on behalf of the United States.

The agreement aims to strengthen scientific and technological capabilities, broaden and expand relations between the extensive scientific and technological communities in both countries, and promote scientific and technological cooperation in areas of mutual benefit for peaceful purposes.

Events in several cities related to the signing have been organized in collaboration with the Government of Cyprus through the Planning Bureau and institutional partners such as the Cyprus Institute, the University of Cyprus, the Cyprus-American Business Association, and the Chamber of Commerce. These include seminars on nanotechnology, water management, marine archaeology, high-performance computing, and cognitive neuroscience.

More information about these events is available on our website, at