For the first time in Cyprus’s history, political and religious leaders gathered on 10 September to discuss the reunification of the island. This historic meeting was organised by the Religious Track under the auspices of the Swedish Embassy.

Negotiations on the reunification of Cyprus were resumed on 15 May this year and are currently surrounded by greater optimism than for a very long time. Sweden is playing an active role in the peace process and is helping, via various initiatives, to create confidence and cooperation between Greek and Turkish Cypriots.

The Swedish UN force on Cyprus was Sweden’s largest ever peace-keeping mission. A ceremony commemorating the mission will be held in Stockholm on 12 November.

I år är det 50 år sedan den svenska FN-insatsen på Cypern inleddes.