JORDAN - CYPRUS BILATERAL RELATIONS

The Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan and the Republic of Cyprus established bilateral relations in early 1962.  Beyond the geographical proximity that the two countries share, the relations extend to the friendship of the two peoples, the historical ties and the common objectives for the present and the future.

The first Embassy of the Republic of Cyprus opened in Amman in December 2009, while the first Embassy of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan opened in Nicosia in August 2016, and was officially inaugurated in December of the same year, during the official visit to Cyprus of H.E. the Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs and Expatriates.

The first Ambassador to Nicosia, H.E. Mr. Mohamad El-Fayez, said during the presentation of his credentials, on the 30th of August 2016, that he was honored to be the first Jordanian resident Ambassador assigned to Nicosia. Furthermore, he stated that Jordan’s positions have always been for the unification of the Republic of Cyprus, based on the implementation of the relevant UN resolutions. 

In the framework of the cooperation between the two countries, a series of official visits, including at the highest level, have been exchanged. As His Majesty the King Abdullah II said during his official visit to Cyprus, in September 2016, both Mr. Anastasiades’ and Cyprus’ support is greatly appreciated, and added that Jordan is encouraged with the increase of economic cooperation between the two countries, pointing out that the new Embassy in Nicosia was a testament to the excellent relations. “What binds our two countries together at this stage is the challenges of the region, the turmoil which brings us shoulder to shoulder in a way that I think will strengthen Jordan and Cyprus for generations to come,” King Abdullah said. 

On his side, the President of the Republic of Cyprus Mr. Anastasiades said that King Abdullah shared personal family links with Cyprus, in that his great-grandfather Sharif Hussein, the Emir of Mecca and King of the Hejaz, resided in Cyprus between 1926-1931 following his exile by the British and his great-grandmother, the wife of Sharif Hussein, was buried at the Hala Sultan Tekke in Larnaca.

The following agreements have been signed between the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan and the Republic of Cyprus, since the establishment of their bilateral relations:

BILATERAL AGREEMENTS BETWEEN THE REPUBLIC OF CYPRUS AND THE HASHEMITE KINGDOM OF JORDAN


1. Exchange of Notes on the Establishment of Diplomatic Relations between the Republic of Cyprus and the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan
Cairo, 7 September 1961 and Nicosia, 11 January 1962

2. Agreement between the Republic of Cyprus and the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan on Commercial Scheduled Air Transport, with Annex
Amman, 28 April 1976
Entered into force 8 September 1981

3. Agreement in form of an Exchange of Notes between the Governments of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan and of the Republic of Cyprus regarding the handling of the Affairs of the Jordanian Nationals in Cyprus by the Embassy of the Syrian Arab Republic in Nicosia
Amman, 28 June 1976 and Nicosia, 21 July 1976
Entered into force 21 July 1976

4. Agreement concerning Cultural and Scientific Cooperation between the Government of the Republic of Cyprus and the Government the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan
Amman, 13 February 1990
Entered into force 25 September 1991

5. Agreement in the Field of Tourism between the Government of the Republic of Cyprus and the Government the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan
Amman, 1 July 1993
Entered into force 2 April 1998

6. Agreement between the Republic of Cyprus and the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan on the Transfer of Sentenced Persons
Nicosia, 25 January 1995
Entered into force 7 March 2001

7. Trade Agreement between the Government of the Republic of Cyprus and the Government of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan
Nicosia, 29 April 1996
Entered into force 28 October 1996 / Denounced 1 May 2004

8. International Road Transport Agreement between the Government of the Republic of Cyprus and the Government of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan
Amman, 8 December 1999
Entered into force 18 August 2000

9. Agreement between the Government of the Republic of Cyprus and the Government of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan on the Abolition of Visa Requirements for Holders of Diplomatic and Service Passports 
Amman, 20 December 2009
Entered into force 1 May 2010

10. Agreement between the Government of the Republic of Cyprus and the Government of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan on the Reciprocal Promotion and Protection of Investments
Amman, 20 December 2009
Entered into force 19 July 2010

11. Memorandum of Understanding on Bilateral Political Consultations between the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Cyprus and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan
Nicosia, 17 June 2011
Entered into force on signature

12.
Memorandum of Understanding between the Ministry of Commerce, Industry and Tourism of the Republic of Cyprus and the Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan concerning Technical Cooperation in the Field of Renewable Energy, Sources and Energy Saving
Amman, 6 September 2012
Entered into force on signature

13.
Agreement between the Government of the Republic of Cyprus and the Government of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan on Merchant Shipping
Amman, 6 September 2012
Entered into force 31 December 2012

14. Agreement between the Republic of Cyprus and the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan on the Abolition of Visa Requirements for Holders of Diplomatic and Service Passports 
Nicosia, 16 December 2016

15. Program for Cooperation between the Republic of Cyprus and the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan in the fields of Education & Culture for the years 2017-2020
Nicosia, 16 December 2016

CONTACT DETAILS:

29 Eleonon Street, 2057 Strovolos,
Nicosia - Cyprus
T.: +357 22041555/6
F.: +357 22041551
E.: nicosia@fm.gov.jo

 
 
 

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