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The Vice President spoke by phone today with President of the Republic of Cyprus Nicos Anastasiades and with Turkish Cypriot Leader Mustafa Akinci.  The Vice President underscored to the leaders the United States’ strong support for the Conference on Cyprus taking place in Crans-Montana, Switzerland.  The Vice President urged President Anastasiades and Mr. Akinci to seize this historic opportunity to reunify the island and expressed his confidence in both leaders’ ability to secure a settlement that would reunify Cyprus as a bizonal, bicommunal federation to the benefit of all Cypriots.