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04 February 2020 12:35

Bilateral Relations between Ukraine and the Republic of Cyprus


Recognition of Ukraine’s independence by the Republic of Cyprus: December 27, 1991.

Establishment of diplomatic relations between Ukraine and the Republic of Cyprus: February 19, 1992.

Existing Bilateral Authorities of a High Level

The Joint Ukraine – Cyprus Intergovernmental Commission on Economic, Scientific, Technical and Industrial Co-operation was created in 2013 according to the provisions of the Agreement between the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine and the Government of the Republic of Cyprus on Economic, Scientific, Technical and Industrial Co-operation. The First Meeting of the Commission was held on 26-27 of June, 2013 in Nicosia, the Republic of Cyprus.

Bilateral high level meetings and visits

 

Bilateral high-level dialogue:

  • On November 8-9, 2012 the President of Ukraine Mr. Victor Yanukovych paid an official visit of to the Republic of Cyprus upon the invitation of the President Mr. Demetris Christofias. It was the first in the history of Ukrainian-Cypriot relations visit of Ukrainian President to this island country;
  • On December 14-16, 2011 an official visit of the Chairman of Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine Mr. Volodymyr Lytvyn to the Republic of Cyprus was held. During the visit Speaker of the Ukrainian Parliament held bilateral meetings with President of Cyprus Mr. Demetris Christofias, President of the House of Representatives Mr. Yiannakis Omirou, Minister of Foreign Affairs Mrs. Erato Kozakou-Marcoullis. The Memorandum of Understanding on cooperation between the two parliaments was also signed;
  • On July 3-5, 2011 the first in the history of Ukrainian-Cypriot relations official visit of President of the Republic of Cyprus Mr. Demetris Christofias to Ukraine was held. This visit became a significant event which witnessed the transition of bilateral relations to the highest political level. It also gave an impetus to the intensification of the political dialogue as well as deepening of Ukrainian-Cypriot cooperation in all areas of mutual interest;
  • On November 9-11, 2010 the President of the House of Representatives (Parliament) of the Republic of Cyprus Mr. Marios Karoyan paid an official visit to Ukraine;
  • On June 10-12, 2010 the Chairman of Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine Mr. Volodymyr Lytvyn visited the Republic of Cyprus, where he took part in the European Conference of Presidents of Parliaments.

Starting with the Revolution of Dignity (February 2014), the following bilateral contacts took place:

June 7, 2014 – participation of the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Cyprus Mr. Ioannis Kasulides at the ceremony of inauguration of the newly elected President of Ukraine Mr. Petro Poroshenko.

February 12, 2015 – meeting of the President of Ukraine Mr. Petro Poroshenko with the President of the Republic of Cyprus Mr. Nicos Anastasiades during the meeting of the Council of the EU (Brussels).

December 11-12, 2015 – official visit of the President of the Republic of Cyprus Mr. Nicos Anastasiades to Ukraine, meetings with the President of Ukraine Mr. Petro Poroshenko, the Prime Minister of Ukraine Mr. Arseniy Yatsenyuk and the Chairman of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine Mr. Volodymyr Groysman.

March 29, 2017 – meeting of the President of Ukraine Mr. Petro Poroshenko with the President of the Republic of Cyprus Mr. Nicos Anastasiades during the regular meeting of the leadership of the EPP in Malta.

May 19, 2017 – meeting of the Minister for Foreign Affairs of Ukraine Mr. Pavlo Klimkin with the President of the Republic of Cyprus Mr. Nicos Anastasiades during his participation in the Ministerial meeting of the Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe in Nicosia.

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