NICOSIA - The developments in Cyprus’ Exclusive Economic Zone and the involvement in the process of the American Noble Energy present great opportunities and potentials for the island, the organisations of overseas Cypriots have pointed out. They also stressed the importance of the further enhancement of the relations with the Jewish lobby.
The organizations of overseas Cypriots (POMAK, PSEKA and NEPOMAK) gathered in Nicosia for a two-day conference 21-22 August.
Speaking at a press conference Friday, following the conclusion of the meetings, PSEKA President Philip Christofer said that Cyprus’ interests in the region must correspond with those of the United States and Israel, pointing out that we have much to gain if we keep developing our ties with the Jewish lobby.
He said that PSEKA has strong relations with the lobby and the Jewish community and they have always supporting Cyprus and its interests and struggles. He also referred to the establishment of the American-Hellenic-Israeli Alliance in the US that promotes the interests of Greece, US and Israel.
PSEKA President also referred to the suggestion for the establishment of a solidarity fund for Cyprus and the foundation of the so called ‘one stop shop’, which could provide assistance to foreign investors who wish to invest in Cyprus.
Furthermore, he said that an immigration bill is due to be adopted by the Congress in September, which gives the opportunity to Greeks and Cypriots to get work permit in the US for a period of two years, granted they have found employment first.
Newly elected POMAK President Andreas Papaevripides, send a message of solidarity to Cypriots, noting that all the Cypriots overseas are joining hands to assist Cyprus to overcome the current economic crisis.
He also stressed the importance of the existing relations with the Jewish lobby, noting that at least 80 MPs in the UK Parliament are Jewish and they have been supporting Cyprus and its struggle mostly for the Cyprus problem.
Papaevripides also noted how important it is that an American company-Noble Energy-is carrying out drilling in Cyprus’ EEZ.
ΝΕΠΟΜΑΚ President Christos Karaolis also expressed solidarity to the Cypriots, noting that the Cyprus youth abroad is making efforts to assist in any way possible.
He said that NEPOMAK has been in touch with the Youth Board in Cyprus in order to provide assistance to Cypriots who wish to find a job abroad or want to stay abroad after they have finished their studies. Karaolis also spoke of the importance of good networking and the great opportunities the internet provides towards that end.
Evagoras Mavromatis, speaking on behalf of the Cypriots who reside in France, also stressed the importance of the Jewish Lobby noting that the particular lobby is the second biggest worldwide.
US Noble Energy that carries out an appraisal well in Cyprus` block 12 will proceed with a drill stem test in mid – September. In 2011 Noble carried an exploratory drilling which revealed an estimated resource of 5 trillion cubic feet (tcf) to 8 tcf, with a mean of 7 tcf. - See more at: http://www.cna.org.cy/webnewsEN.asp?a=30e34b75550645e88f989881629963cc#sthash.XeIIO8N3.dpuf