Summary: H.Con.Res.81 — 105th Congress (1997-1998)All Information (Except Text)

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Passed House amended (07/22/1997)

Reaffirms that the status quo on Cyprus is unacceptable and detrimental to U.S. interests.

Considers that lasting peace and stability on Cyprus could be best secured by a process of complete demilitarization leading to the withdrawal of all foreign occupation forces, the cessation of foreign arms transfers to Cyprus, and providing for alternative internationally acceptable and effective security arrangements as negotiated by the parties.

Supports the commitment by President Clinton to give increased attention to Cyprus and make the search for a solution a priority of U.S. foreign policy.

Encourages the President to launch an early substantive initiative, in close coordination with the United Nations, the European Union, and interested governments, to promote a speedy resolution of the Cyprus problem on the basis of international law, the provisions of relevant United Nations Security Council resolutions, democratic principles, including respect for human rights, and in accordance with the norms and requirements for accession to the European Union. Calls upon the parties to lend their full support and cooperation to such an initiative. Requests the President to report actions taken to give effect to such objectives in the bimonthly report on Cyprus transmitted to the Congress.