MALONEY URGES PRESIDENT CLINTON TO PUSH FOR SOLUTION IN CYPRUS

Feb 16, 2000
Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC -- Today, Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney (D-NY), Hellenic Caucus Co-Chair, meet with Ambassador Al Moses, President's Special Envoy to Cyprus, and Ambassador Thomas Weston, U.S. Special Coordinator to Cyprus, updating the Congress on the proximity talks in Geneva regarding Cyprus.

"Talked about the talks clarified issues spoken about during the first proximity talks late last year. Next set of talks are schedule to begin May 23 - June 2 in New York. Moving in the right direction"

Ambassador Thomas Weston will be traveling to New York in March to meet with Congresswoman Maloney and her constituents -- details TBA with detailed background on the Cyprus peace process and what the United States is doing to push the process forward....

"Twenty-five years is too long to have a divided Cyprus. As the talks continue, I will be working in Congress to educate members on the crisis and work toward a fair and final resolution to Cyprus. I also will continue my push on the President that it is time for serious negotiations with a final solution on Cyprus" said Rep. Maloney.

Rep. Maloney is the co-founder and co-Chair of the Congressional Caucus on Hellenic Issues, a bi-partisan group of 72 Members of the House which has had a major influence on legislative and diplomatic initiatives concerning Greece, Cyprus, and Turkey.###