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Pence and Tsipras express regret that talks failed

US Vice President Mike Pence (CNA)

The US Vice President Mike Pence and the Prime Minister of Greece Alexis Tsipras in a telephone conversation they had on Monday, expressed regret that the Conference on Cyprus concluded last week without a settlement agreement.

According to a written statement of the White House spokesman, the Vice President underscored continued U.S. support for a comprehensive settlement to reunify the island as a bi-zonal, bi-communal federation.

In addition, the spokesman noted that Pence and Tsipras reaffirmed the enduring ties between Greece and the United States. The Vice President congratulated the Prime Minister on Greece’s progress toward recovering from the economic crisis and thanked him for Greece’s role as a pillar of stability in the region, its NATO contributions, and its military cooperation with the United States.

Finally, he said that the Vice President extended to Tsipras an invitation to visit Washington, and the leaders agreed to meet in the near future.

CNA

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