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AHI Hosts American Envoy to Cyprus
January 8, 2010—No. 1 (202) 785-8430

AHI Hosts American Envoy to Cyprus

Ambassador Frank Urbancic Discusses Political, Economic and Cultural Aspects of U.S.-Cyprus Relations

WASHINGTON, DC — American Ambassador to the Republic of Cyprus Frank C. Urbancic, Jr. discussed the goals and challenges of the American mission in Cyprus at a luncheon hosted by the American Hellenic Institute (AHI) on Jan. 5, 2010, at the Capital Hilton in Washington, DC.

“We were pleased to have the opportunity to facilitate this event during Ambassador Urbancic’s brief visit to the United States,” said Executive Director Nick Larigakis. “We believe it helped the ambassador engage in dialogue with community leaders on a variety of issues as they pertain to the U.S., Cyprus relationship. We obviously aspire to strengthen this important relationship.”

According to Larigakis, Ambassador Urbancic touched on topics ranging from the ongoing Cyprus negotiations to encouraging more Cypriot citizens to consider the United States as a venue to pursue business or educational opportunities. The importance of increased American investment in Cyprus, including tourism to Cyprus, was also discussed.

Ambassador Urbancic has served as ambassador since Sept. 9, 2008 when he presented his credentials to President Dimitris Christofias.

The American Hellenic Institute is a non-profit Greek American think-tank and public policy center that works to strengthen relations between the United States and Greece and Cyprus, and within the Greek American community.


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Nick Larigakis and
(Left-Right) AHI Executive Director Nick Larigakis and US Ambassador to Cyprus Frank C. Urbancic.



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