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US security official to visit Cyprus

US Under-Secretary of State for Arms Control and International Security Rose Gottemoeller will be in Cyprus on Friday as part of a visit to Europe and the region, the State Department has announced.

Gottemoeller will begin her contacts in the Netherlands, on Monday, joining Secretary of State John Kerry at the Third Nuclear Security Summit in The Hague.

On Wednesday and Thursday, Gottemoeller will meet with Israeli counterparts, including several military leaders, to discuss regional security issues, arms control and nonproliferation policy, missile defense cooperation and export control matters, the announcement said.

On Friday, Gottemoeller will travel to Nicosia to meet President Nicos Anastasiades and other officials to discuss bilateral cooperation on a range of regional security and political-military issues, the announcement said.

While in Cyprus she will also meet Sigrid Kaag, the special coordinator of the OPCW-UN Joint Mission on eliminating Syria’s chemical weapons programme.

 

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