New Zealand recognises only the Government of the Republic of Cyprus. It has consistently supported the UN's efforts to find a solution to end the division of the island.

Our relationship with Cyprus

New Zealand has a long-standing relationship with Cyprus based on our shared Commonwealth heritage.  Cyprus is also important for New Zealand as a partner in the European Union.  New Zealand regularly meets with Cypriot leaders in international fora such as the United Nations and the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meetings.

Cyprus has been a divided state since 1974. New Zealand, alongside the majority of the international community, recognises only the Government of the Republic of Cyprus.

New Zealand has consistently supported the UN-led efforts to find a peaceful, just and lasting solution to end the division of the island. The mandate for the United Nations Peacekeeping Force in Cyprus is considered by the United Nations Security Council every six months and New Zealand has played a supportive role in these discussions.

Members of the New Zealand Police served with the United Nations Peacekeeping Force in Cyprus between May 1964 and June 1967.  Eminent New Zealander, Dame Ann Hercus, served as the UN Secretary-General's Special Representative on Cyprus from May 1998 to September 1999 in efforts to re-open channels of communication between the two communities.

 

Trade

Year ending March 2019 statistics

Total trade

NZ$27 million

 

Exports to Cyprus

NZ$21 million 

Top exports: Beef, sheepmeat, prepared or preserved fish

Imports from Cyprus

NZ$7 million

Top imports: Pharmeceuticals

GDP per capita

US$28,159

 

Embassies

Recent official visits

New Zealand to Cyprus

  •  Hon Murray McCully, Minister of Foreign Affairs, visited Cyprus in June 2015
  •  Hon Murray McCully, Minister of Foreign Affairs, visited Cyprus in June 2013

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