Republic of Cyprus

Permanent Secretary


Curriculum Vitae


Ambassador Minas A. Hadjimichael

Born on 30 October 1956 in Famagusta, Cyprus.

Obtained his Law Degree (LLB) from the University of Athens, Greece, (1981).

Ïbtained Master of Arts in Political Science and International Relations from Georgia Southern University, USA (1983).

Called to the Bar in Cyprus (1984).

Joined the Foreign Service of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Cyprus (1984).

Served in the Cyprus Question Division at the Foreign Ministry (1984/1986).

Deputy Permanent Representative of Cyprus at the Council of Europe in Strasbourg (1986-1991). Member of the Ad hoc Committee on International Law (CAHDI), the Ad hoc Committee on National Minorities (CAHMIN) and President of the European Youth Foundation (1990).

Served in the European Union Division at the Foreign Ministry (1991-1995), including as Deputy Director (1994-1995).

Deputy Chief of Mission at the Cyprus Embassy in Athens, Greece (1995-1998).

Trained as a trainer on European Union matters at the Civil Service College of London (1994) and participated at a special programme on “US Federal System” organized by USIA (Department of State, 1999). He has given lectures at the Cyprus Mediterranean Institute of Management and at the Cyprus Academy for Public Administration on European Union matters.

Promoted to the rank of Minister Plenipotentiary in 2000.

Served as the Director of the Foreign Minister’s Cabinet (1997-2002).

Member of the negotiating team for the Cyprus Question (1999-2002).

Promoted to the rank of Ambassador in 2002.

Participated in numerous European and International Conferences, as member and Head of the Cyprus Delegation.

Ambassador of Cyprus to Paris, France (2002-2007) with concurrent accreditation as non-Resident Ambassador of Cyprus to the Republic of Tunisia, to the Democratic and Popular Republic of Algeria and to the Principality of Andorra.

Director of the Cyprus Question and EU-Turkey Affairs Division, at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (2007- 2008) within which period he served as acting Permanent Secretary of the Foreign Ministry.

Ambassador, Permanent Representative of the Republic of Cyprus to the United Nations (2008 - 2012)
with concurrent accreditation as Ambassador of Cyprus to Brazil and to Trinidad and Tobago.

Chairman of the United Nations Committee on Relations with the Host Country (2008-2012).

Ámbassador of Cyprus to Berlin, Germany (2012-2017)

Deputy Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Director of Cyprus Question, Turkey and Energy-Marine Policy Directorates (2017 – January 2018)

Acting Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (February 2018)

Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs since March 2018

Languages: Greek (mother language), English, French and basic knowledge of German.


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