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The White House
Office of the Vice President
For Immediate Release

Readout of the Vice President’s Call with Cypriot President Nicos Anastasiades

Vice President Joe Biden spoke today with Cypriot President Nicos Anastasiades. The Vice President updated President Anastasiades on his recent conversations with President Erdogan and Prime Minister Davutoglu of Turkey, and discussed developments in the Eastern Mediterranean. The Vice President noted the need to deescalate tensions in order to get back to a more constructive track in UN-mediated settlement talks on Cyprus and reinvigorate efforts to seek mutually beneficial solutions. Both leaders underscored their commitment to reunifying the island as a bi-zonal, bi-communal federation.