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Cyprus and the Order of Malta establish diplomatic relations

2012-06-08

ERATO KOZAKOU-MARCOULLI
Minister of Foreign Affairs, Cyprus
"Our historic bonds are so strong that- we had, and we have an obligation not only to establish these relations, but to strengthen them for our common causes. So for me, it is a particular honor. I'm here an I'm really very moved because I feel that I'm reconnecting our history, I'm reconnecting the past with the present.”

The signing of this agreement, means that ambassadors will be appointed from both Cyprus and the Order of Malta.

The Order of Malta is an organization held in high esteem for its charity and humanitarian work throughout the world.

In fact, even though it has no territory, it enjoys a status similar to that of a state. It's recognized, in international law, as having diplomatic relations with 104 countries in all corners of the world.

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