A Joint Declaration of Intent will be signed on Thursday afternoon between Health Minister Michalis Hadjipantela and World Health Organization (WHO) representatives for a regional office in Larnaca to be set up.
The office will cover the Mediterranean basin and southeast Europe, dealing mainly with infectious diseases, according to the Cyprus News Agency.
The regional office will be staffed by local experts as well as a foreign expert from WHO and should become operational before the end of the year.
Cyprus was chosen due to its geopolitical position and at the behest of the Minister.
An official announcement had also said that the regional office aims at upgrading preparedness in dealing with emerging and epidemic-prone communicable and zoonotic diseases.