US deploys rapid response unit in Cyprus

Rapid Response Unit deployed by the US in Cyprus can be used to evacuate diplomats and civilians if the need arises

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US deploys rapid response unit in Cyprus

Nicosia gave its consent to a request by the United States, to temporarily station a rapid response unit in Cyprus, with a mission is to evacuate personnel working in US diplomatic missions in the region, as well as US citizens, if the need arises.

According to a written statement by Government Spokesman Kyriacos Koushos, the Republic of Cyprus granted a request, submitted by US authorities through the US Embassy in Nicosia, in the framework of its longstanding policy to deal favorably with requests exclusively pertaining to humanitarian operations.

“The Government Spokesman also notes that the Republic of Cyprus facilitates humanitarian operations following a request by both EU and non-EU member states as a standard practice.”

It is added that the government gave its consent for the temporary stationing of a rapid response unit, with a mission to evacuate US diplomatic personnel and US citizens, if the need arises.

The Government Spokesman also notes that the Republic of Cyprus facilitates humanitarian operations following a request by both EU and non-EU member states as a standard practice, as it did in the past.

Cyprus will continue this practice, acting as a stability and security factor in the region, by making use of its geographical position and the excellent relations it maintains with all countries in the Eastern Mediterranean and the Middle East, Koushos concludes.

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