On 15 March 2017, during the meeting of the Council on General Affairs and Policy of the Hague Conference, Belarus signed the Hague Convention of 23 November 2007 on the International Recovery of Child Support and Other Forms of Family Maintenance. Belarus was represented by the Minister of Justice, H.E. Mr. Oleg L. Slizhevsky. With the signature of Belarus, the Convention now has 37 States and REIOs which have signed, ratified or acceded to the instrument.
Belarus has been a Member of the Hague Conference since 2001 and is bound by eight Hague Conventions.
On 15 March 2017, the Republic of Cyprus ratified the Hague Convention of 1 July 1985 on the Law Applicable to Trusts and on their Recognition, which it had signed in 1998. The Republic of Cyprus was represented by Mr Nicos Argyrides, Deputy Head of Mission at the Embassy of Cyprus in The Hague. The Republic of Cyprus thus became the 13th Contracting State to that Convention.
The Republic of Cyprus has been a Member of the Hague Conference since 1994 and is now bound by 15 Hague Conventions.