The Republic of Cyprus aligns itself with European positions within the EU's Common Foreign and Security Policy. Cyprus has allowed overflight permission for missions in support of Operation Enduring Freedom and provides support to OEF and Operation Iraqi Freedom.
The United States is working closely with Cyprus on counterterrorism efforts. Cyprus also signed a Proliferation Security Initiative Ship Boarding Agreement with the United States on July 25, 2005, which reinforces bilateral counterterrorism cooperation.
The U.S. has provided more than $500 million in assistance to Cypriot communities since the mid-1970s. This assistance has provided humanitarian relief, built health facilities and schools, and provided training and scholarships to thousands of students and professionals. The U.S. now provides approximately $11 million annually to reduce tensions and promote peace and cooperation between the two communities.