Armenia was admitted to the UN on 2 March 1992. The country is also a member of ESCAP, FAO, IAEA, ICAO, IFAD, ILO, OSCE, IMF, UNCTAD, UNESCO, UNIDO, WIPO, and WHO. Armenia is applying for membership in other international organizations. It is a member of the CIS, and on 5 February 2003 became a full member of the WTO. The United States recognized Armenia's independence from the former Soviet Union 25 December 1991. President George Bush stated that day the country meets the US's criteria regarding democracy, respect for human rights, and stability. A US embassy opened in the capital in February 1992.