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US National Security Council Chief of Staff visited Cyprus

Curtis Ried, the Chief of Staff for the US National Security Council (NSC), joined Cyprus and Israeli officials for productive discussions on Cyprus’s maritime assistance corridor concept.

"The United States remains committed to working with Israel, the ROC, and other partners, including the United Nations, to address the acute humanitarian needs of civilians in Gaza," the US Embassy in Cyprus said in a press release.

"Mr Ried also discussed the international community’s response to the Houthis’ reckless and unlawful attacks against maritime traffic in the Red Sea, including commercial ships.  The attacks pose an unacceptable threat to global commerce and navigational rights and freedoms," it added.

In meetings with Cypriot officials, Ried discussed the strength of the US-Cyprus bilateral relationship and explored ways to continue deepening political, economic, security, and person-to-person ties between the two countries, the press release concluded.

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