The deposed President of Cyprus, Archbishop Makarios, had talks on Monday (22 July) with the U.
The deposed President of Cyprus, Archbishop Makarios, had talks on Monday (22 July) with the U. S. Secretary of State, Dr. Henry Kissinger, at the State Department in Washington D. C., but apparently failed to win any assurances from the American Government about his own future.
Dr. Kissinger greeted the Archbishop personally at the entrance to the State Department, and escorted him out after talks which lasted one-and a-half hours. The protocol provided for the Archbishop was on the level usually reserved for a head of government. Nevertheless, the State Department spokesmen declined to describe the Archbishop as the President of Cyprus.
At a briefing for newsmen before the Archbishop's arrival, Dr. Kissinger had said the United States would back a settlement to stop the fighting based on the Cypriot constitution, but he had evaded questions about the return to power of Makarios himself. When the two men emerged from their meeting, Archbishop makarios called the meeting "constructive", but would not speculate about his own future.