RTCYPP News 3.2.21
The Religious Leaders of Cyprus sent a joint letter to President Joe Biden of the USA congratulating him and Vice-President Harris for their assumption of high duties.
The five Religious Leaders of Cyprus had the privilege to meet with then Vice-President Biden in 2014, during his visit to the island and were grateful for his interest and support to their joint peacebuilding efforts, upholding and respecting religious freedom in Cyprus within the framework of the RTCYPP.
The letter was handed over to H.E Ambassador Garber of the USA by the facilitator of the dialogue and Executive Director of the Office of RTCYPP, Salpy Eskidjian. During the meeting with Ambassador Garber, Mrs Eskidjian shared the main concerns of the Religious Leaders for religious freedom in the island, co-existence between Christians and Muslims and the peaceful settlement of the Cyprus conflict. Mrs Eskidjian assured the Ambassador that with the help of the Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Sweden, Office of the RTCYPP will continue to accompany the Religious Leaders and would welcome the support of President Biden’s administration
“The Religious Leaders are conscious that mistrust feeds on unattended memories of the past full of pain and continued violations of religious freedom, only to create obstacles to peaceful settlement of any conflict, including Cyprus.” Said Eskidjian. “We appreciate the genuine interest of Ambassador Garber and her support to the RTCYPP. We look forward to continue to work together with the US Embassy to advance religious freedom and build on our cooperation to tackle human trafficking.”
(RTCYPP photo archives 2014)