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Head of Anti-Trafficking United of the Cyprus Police, Ms Rita Theodorou Superman, was distinguished as TIP Hero by Secretary Kerry at US State Department ceremony
Cyprus Police Head of Anti-Trafficking Unit, Rita Theodorou Superman, was distinguished today, 30 June 2016, by the US Secretary of State John Kerry as one of nine “Trafficking in Persons Heroes” from around the world, for her tireless efforts to combat human trafficking in Cyprus. Ms. Superman also had the distinction of thanking the Secretary and the US State Department on behalf of all her fellow 2016 TIP Heroes — from The Bahamas, Botswana, Mauritania, Nepal, Pakistan, Russia, Senegal and posthumously, Hungary. Her speech, highlighting the suffering of victims and the threats they face even after successful conviction of traffickers, was a rallying call for action. “We can all do more” she told the audience at the State Department ceremony.

Ms. Superman’s dedication, together with her colleagues' at the Cyprus Police and across line Ministries, has also manifested in Cyprus being moved to the highest Tier 1 status in recognition of the Government of Cyprus’ efforts to combat human trafficking.
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Cyprus Embassy & AJC Washington cohosted Eliana Hadjisavvas’ presentation on Τhe Internment of Jewish refugees in Cyprus, 1946-49: The role of Britain and the US
The Embassy of Cyprus and AJC Washington co-organised the event entitled Τhe Internment of Jewish refugees in Cyprus, 1946-49: The role of Britain and the US at the Embassy on 29 June 2016. 

In her presentation, Ms. Eliana Hadjisavvas, a final year Ph.D. candidate in Modern History at the UK’s University of Birmingham and Library of Congress Kluge Centre fellow (October 2015-January 2016) detailed how over 52,000 Jewish refugees were interned in Cyprus between 1946 and 1949.
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Ambassador Leonidas Pantelides presented his credentials to the President of the USA, Barack Obama, 28.06.16
The Ambassador of the Republic of Cyprus, Mr. Leonidas Pantelides, presented his credentials to the President of the United States of America, Mr. Barack Obama, during a ceremony held at the White House, Washington on 27 June 2016.

Ambassador Pantelides conveyed to President Obama the greetings of the Government and the people of Cyprus, reaffirming the deep relations of friendship, cooperation and common values that link the two countries. He also noted the active presence of American companies in Cyprus on the field of hydrocarbon exploitation in Cyprus’ Exclusive Economic Zone and sent a message of encouragement for the further expansion of the trade relations of Cyprus and the USA. Ambassador Pantelides also expressed gratitude for the support provided by the US Government to the efforts for the reunification of Cyprus, under the auspices of the United Nations.
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Foreign Minister met with his American counterpart, in Washington – 13 June 2016
On 13 June 2016, the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mr. Ioannis Kasoulides, met with the United States Secretary of State, Mr. John Kerry, whom he briefed on the developments to the Cyprus problem.

In statements to the Press before the meeting, Secretary Kerry reiterated the support of the United States for reaching a solution to the Cyprus problem, while he expressed his country’s readiness to cooperate closer with the Republic of Cyprus on economy and security issues. Secretary Kerry expressed the hope that the re-engagement that has just taken place in the last days will produce some progress. He also noted his intention to once more visit Cyprus at some time in the not too distant future.
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Kluge Fellowships - Library of Congress
International Post-doctoral scholars -- up to twelve Kluge Fellowships will be awarded by the Library of Congress.

Deadline July 15, 2016. For more information please visit:

www.loc.gov/loc/kluge/fellowships/kluge.html
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