Non-Aligned Movement

After gaining independence in 1960, Cyprus joined the group of countries which had chosen a neutral position towards the big power blocs during the cold war. The Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) was founded in 1961 and its’ principles were in array with Cyprus’ requests for territorial integrity, security, national independence and sovereignty. Cyprus ceased to be NAM’s member in 2004, when it joined the EU.

Mahatma Gandhi bust