Kerry and Biden to Meet with Greek Expatriates

kerry-bidenIn the framework of the 30th annual conference of the International Coordinating Committee “Justice for Cyprus” (PSEKA), members of the Greek-American community will meet next week with the U.S. Vice President Joe Biden, the American Foreign Minister John Kerry and officials of the U.S. government and Congress.

This year’s conference will be held from July 15 to 17 in Washington on the occasion of the 40 years from the Turkish invasion in Cyprus. The conference will begin with meetings on Tuesday morning while in the evening the Ambassador of Cyprus in the United States, George Chacalli, will organize a reception in honor of the delegates. The reception will be attended by officials of the U.S. government and Congress, Greece’s Ambassador in Washington Christos Panagopoulos and other diplomats.

The President of PSEKA and the Pancyprian Association of America, Phillip Christopher, said that the U.S. government “must realize that Turkey has been slipping towards Islamic fundamentalism and pointed out that while sanctions are being imposed on Russia for its operations in Ukraine, nothing was done all these years against Turkey.

The conference will be attended by more than 100 leading members of Greek-American organizations who will be briefed at the White House and the State Department on US policy regarding the Cyprus problem.

On Wednesday, July 16, the Republican senator and chairman of the Foreign Relations of the Senate, Robert Menendez, the Republican MP and chairman of the Foreign Affairs Committee of the House of Representatives, Ed Royce, and executives of Greek-American organizations will speak at a press conference outside the Capitol.

An exhibition of the awarded Cypriot journalist-photojournalist Antigone Solomonidou Drousiotou entitled “Cyprus Figures: Cultural Diversity – Convergence and Coexistence” will be inaugurated at the Capitol.