[Public Papers of the Presidents of the United States: William J. Clinton (1998, Book I)]
[January 2, 1998]
[Page 3]
[From the U.S. Government Publishing Office www.gpo.gov]

Letter to Congressional Leaders Transmitting a Report on Cyprus
January 2, 1998

Dear Mr. Speaker:  (Dear Mr. Chairman:)
    In accordance with Public Law 95-384 (22 U.S.C. 2373(c)), I submit 
to you this report on progress toward a negotiated settlement of the 
Cyprus question. The previous submission covered progress through July 
31, 1997. The current submission covers the period August 1, 1997, to 
September 30, 1997.
    Highlights of the reporting period include the U.N. sponsored talks 
between President Clerides and Turkish 
Cypriot leader Denktash held in Glion-sur-
Montreux, Switzerland; U.S. Special Cyprus Coordinator Miller's trip to the region; and U.S. success in convening 
direct talks between the Greek and Turkish Cypriot leaders on security 

                                                      William J. Clinton

Note: Identical letters were sent to Newt Gingrich, Speaker of the House 
of Representatives, and Jesse Helms, chairman, Senate Committee on 
Foreign Relations. This letter was released by the Office of the Press 
Secretary on January 5.