Kyrgyzstan was admitted to the UN on 2 March 1992. The country is a member of the CIS, EBRD, ECE, ECO, ESCAP, IFC, IMF, UNCTAD, UNESCO, WTO, and the World Bank. As a member of the CIS, Kyrgyzstan has formal diplomatic relations with all the republics of the former Soviet Union.
The United States and the EU nations, along with many others, have diplomatic relations with the country. Kyrgyzstan has especially good relations with Germany, neighboring Central Asian states, and China.
In June 2001, leaders of China, Russia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan met in China to launch the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) and sign an agreement to fight ethnic and religious militancy while promoting trade.