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June 17, 2017—No. 28 (202) 785-8430

AHI Welcomes Cypriot Member of Parliament Neofytou to Hellenic House

WASHINGTON, DC — Member of the Cypriot House of Representatives, Averof Neofytou, who chairs the House’s Economics and Budget Committee, visited Hellenic House to meet with American Hellenic Institute (AHI) representatives, June 5, 2017.  

“We thank Chairman Neofytou for taking time from his itinerary in Washington to meet with us,” AHI President Nick Larigakis said. “We appreciated the opportunity to discuss policy issues affecting U.S.-Cyprus relations, especially against the backdrop of the visit of Cypriot President Nicos Anastasiades to Washington for an important series of events.”

In addition to serving as the chairman of the Economics and Budget Committee, Mr. Neofytou serves as: President of the governing Democratic Rally (DISY) party, leader of the Cypriot delegation to the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU), and a member of the Euro-Mediterranean Parliamentary Assembly (EMPA).

The discussion focused on a wide array of topics, including: AHI’s work to keep Cyprus on the agenda of policymakers in Washington, AHI initiatives that serve to strengthen U.S. relations with Cyprus, and regarding the Cyprus settlement talks, the upcoming Conference in Geneva.  Also, AHI shared its recently-released letter to the House Foreign Affairs Committee calling for a hearing to reassess relations with Turkey.

In addition to President Larigakis, Konstantinos Polykarpou, Consul at the Embassy of the Republic of Cyprus, attended the meeting.


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


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