December 8, 1981

President Reagan and Cypriot President Spyros Kyprianou met in a working visit today and held discussions on recent developments on Cyprus and the intercommunal talks. Vice President Bush and Secretary Haig also attended the meeting along with Cypriot Foreign Minister Rolandis and Ambassador Jacovides. President Reagan stressed U.S. hopes for a just and lasting settlement of the Cyprus problem and emphasized his support for the United Nations-supervised intercommunal talks. The United States believes that recent developments in the negotiations, including presentation of a U.N. ``evaluation'' of the talks, suggest the potential for progress toward a mutually beneficial agreement.