The invitation was delivered by Douglas Silliman, deputy director of the US State Department's Office of Southeastern European Affairs, during his meeting with Talat.
After the meeting, Talat and Silliman
held a joint press conference.
said that the invitation was part of efforts towards seeking a settlement on Cyprus.
...At that time, Douglas Silliman, the US State Department's deputy director of southern European affairs, was holding contacts in Ankara.
During a press conference last Friday, US State Department spokesman Adam Ereli was asked about the step being seen by the Greek Cypriot
administration as a move towards recognizing two separate political groupings on the island.Ereli said that it shouldn't be seen that way, but as part of efforts to find a solution to the problem.The invitation was announced by Silliman
yesterday, after two days, that is, after providing the Greek Cypriot-Greek lobby in Washington and Greek Cypriot-Greek governments sufficient time for an initiative.