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The White House
Office of the Vice President
For Immediate Release

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

Vice President Joe Biden met today with Cypriot President Nicos Anastasiades to discuss bilateral relations, the Cyprus settlement negotiations, and energy security.  The Vice President welcomed progress in the settlement negotiations and agreed with President Anastasiades that a settlement to reunify the island as a bizonal, bicommunal federation would unlock enormous opportunities for all Cypriots.   The leaders discussed ways to further strengthen bilateral relations and promote energy security for Cyprus and the broader eastern Mediterranean region.