WASHINGTON, DC —The American Hellenic Institute (AHI) welcomed Ambassador of the Republic of Cyprus to the United States Marios Lyssiotis to AHI’s Hellenic House, where he met with AHI representatives, October 19, 2018.
“We warmly welcome Ambassador Lyssiotis to Washington and look forward to working with him to advance U.S.-Cyprus relations,” AHI President Nick Larigakis said. “We reviewed AHI’s policy work that aims to strengthen the relationship and AHI’s programs that serve to keep the Cyprus issue on the agenda of policymakers in Washington.”
In addition, Larigakis shared AHI’s Issue Brief on the United States’ arms embargo on the Republic of Cyprus with Ambassador Lyssiotis. Other topics of discussion included the ongoing acts of aggression taken by Turkey in Cyprus’s sovereign territory and Cyprus’ efforts to develop its hydrocarbon resources.
The ambassador toured Hellenic House’s E. John and Cleo Rumpakis Library to review library’s extensive volumes of history and shared AHI Foundation Fellow Gregory Graves’ work, “The Cyprus Crisis: A Declassified Dossier,” which includes compilations of day-to-day declassified documents from the U.S. government and other foreign archives.”
Ambassador Lyssiotis presented his credentials to President Donald J. Trump in September.
In addition to President Larigakis, AHI Board of Directors Treasurer and voluntary Counsel Nicholas G. Karambelas, Esq.; Board Member James L. Marketos, Esq., and Legislative Director Peter Milios represented AHI at the meeting.