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Cyprus: International Relations

Cyprus is a member of many international organisations including:

  • The United Nations (UN) (1960) and its specialized agencies
  • Council of Europe (CoE) (1961)
  • The Commonwealth (1961)
  • Organisation for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) (1975)
  • Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) (1960)
  • World Trade Organisation (WTO) (1995)


Relations with the European Union (EU)

  • Association Agreement (1972)
  • Customs Union protocol (1987)
  • Application for EU membership (1990)
  • Decision by the European Council to admit Cyprus to the EU on 1 May 2004 (Dec.2002)
  • Treaty of Accession signed on 16 April 2003
  • Member of EU since 1 May 2004

    For an overview and more information on Cyprus in the EU click here

    For more see below:

    European Trade Promotion Organisation