Past eventResearch Event

Cyprus After Five Years of EU Membership: An Assessment of Its Contribution to Regional Stability

19 May 2009 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm

Chatham House, London


Markos Kyprianou, Minister of Foreign Affairs, Republic of Cyprus



Minister Kyprianou will reflect on Cyprus's five years of EU membership and discuss its regional role, including relations with Turkey and the Middle East. The minister will contend that Cyprus has the capacity to contribute to the political, social and economic development of the region. He will further argue that Cyprus has the potential to act as a strategic corridor between the Eastern and Southern Mediterranean with benefits for the EU as a whole.

Markos Kyprianou was appointed Minister of Foreign Affairs in March 2008. He was formerly a member of the European Commission between 2004-8, and Cyprus's Finance Minister between 2003-4.

The talk will be on the record and the Q&A will be held under the Chatham House Rule.