NewsLocalFriend of Cyprus US senator Robert Menendez in Cyprus on Monday

Friend of Cyprus US senator Robert Menendez in Cyprus on Monday

Friend of Cyprus US senator Robert Menendez will meet President Nicos Anastasiades in Nicosia later on Monday.

During his meeting with the President, the US Senator will raise the issue of further developing the significantly improved Cyprus-America relations, according to CNA.

Regional and international issues of common interest, emphasising developments in the wider region and Eastern Mediterranean, will also be discussed when they meet.

Menendez who is flying over to Cyprus after talks in Athens will be honoured by the  President with the Grand Cross of the Order of Makarios III for his contribution to promoting human rights and democracy.

As chair of the US Senate Foreign Relations Committee, Menendez was instrumental in getting the Eastern Mediterranean Act passed in which Washington offers upgraded defense support and training for Cyprus.

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