Cyprus on the situation in the country (UNFICYP) – Security Council Media Stakeout (28 July 2020)

Informal comments to the media by Andreas D. Mavroyiannis, Permanent Representative of the Republic of Cyprus to the United Nations, on the situation in Cyprus, 8751st meeting of the Security Council.

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Cyprus, officially called the Republic of Cyprus, is an island country in the Eastern Mediterranean.

The Republic of Cyprus is de facto partitioned into two main parts: the area under the effective control of the Republic, located in the south and west and comprising about 59% of the island’s area, and the north, administered by the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus, covering about 36% of the island’s area. Another nearly 4% of the island’s area is covered by a UN buffer zone.

The Sovereign Base Areas of Akrotiri and Dhekelia, remain under the UK’s control according to the London and Zürich Agreements.

The Republic of Cyprus has been a member of the Commonwealth since 1961 and joined the European Union on 1 May 2004.

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