President discusses Cyprus issue, economy and terrorism with American Jewish Committee

President discusses Cyprus issue, economy and terrorism with American Jewish Committee

The Cyprus issue, the economic developments and terrorism were among the issues discussed during a meeting at the Presidential Palace between President of the Republic of Cyprus Nicos Anastasiades and a delegation of the American Jewish Committee, headed by its Executive Director David Harris.

Government Spokesman Nicos Christodoulides said that the visit of the Committee to Cyprus falls within the framework of the efforts for the enhancement of the relations between Cyprus and its neighboring countries, and in this particular time, Israel.

In statements after the meeting, Harris told journalists that the Committee has friendly relations with Cyprus for many years now and cooperates very closely with the Greek-American community.

«We visit Cyprus regularly for many years now. We are friends and supporters of Cyprus”, he said, adding that they held a very good discussion with the Cypriot President, covering issues which affect Cyprus and the region.

Referring to the economy, he said that the confidence in the Cypriot economy is being restored and described this as a “very encouraging development and good news”.

Harris also expressed satisfaction with the relations between Cyprus and the US as well as with the decision of the Cypriot government some years ago to enhance its ties with Israel.

An other item on the agenda was terrorism. Harris expressed concern over the possibility that Cyprus becomes a route for European terrorists who then travel via Turkey to Syria or Iraq.

“We need cooperation to combat terrorism”, he concluded.

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