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Cyprus eyes completely lift US arms embargo

Cyprus believes that the United States is likely to lift the arms embargo on the Republic soon.

The Foreign Ministry said it hopes that an institutional process to consider this issue will begin without compromising the outcome of US internal procedures.

The Republic of Cyprus now believes it meets all the requirements set forth in the 2019 Eastern Mediterranean Security and Energy Partnership Act passed by the U.S. Parliament and is looking forward to “positive results.” ..

Two years ago, the United States lifted 33 years Weapon embargo About Cyprus to deepen security cooperation with Nicosia.

Washington restricted the transfer of weapons to Cyprus in 1987 to encourage unification efforts and avoid an arms race on the island.

However, under the fast-growing bilateral relations of the Trump administration, Cyprus has become a close regional ally of Washington.

And as a major partner in the Eastern Mediterranean, restrictions on the sale of non-lethal defense goods and services to the Republic of Cyprus were exempted in 2020.

 

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