Washington, DC — American Ambassador to the Republic of Cyprus Frank C. Urbancic, Jr. discussed the goals and challenges of the American mission in Cyprus at a luncheon hosted by the American Hellenic Institute (AHI) on Jan. 5, 2010, at the Capital Hilton in Washington, DC.
“We were pleased to have the opportunity to facilitate this event during Ambassador Urbancic’s brief visit to the United States,” said Executive Director Nick Larigakis. “We believe it helped the ambassador engage in dialogue with community leaders on a variety of issues as they pertain to the U.S., Cyprus relationship. We obviously aspire to strengthen this important relationship.”
According to Larigakis, Ambassador Urbancic touched on topics ranging from the ongoing Cyprus negotiations to encouraging more Cypriot citizens to consider the United States as a venue to pursue business or educational opportunities. The importance of increased American investment in Cyprus, including tourism to Cyprus, was also discussed.
Ambassador Urbancic has served as ambassador since Sept. 9, 2008 when he presented his credentials to President Dimitris Christofias.