(Source: P.I.O.) http://www.moi.gov.cy/moi/pio/pio.nsf
The Cyprus Ambassador to Germany Mr Leonidas S. Markides presented his credentials on Friday 13 October to the President of Ukraine Mr Viktor Yushchenko as the new Ambassador of the Republic of Cyprus to the Ukraine based in Berlin.
During the official ceremony, the Ukrainian President underlined the friendly relations that exist between the two countries and the continuously increasing cooperation on economic and tourist issues.
For his part, Mr Markides reassured Mr Yushchenko that he will work to further enhance and strengthen relations between the two countries and that he will strongly support, in the framework of the EU, Ukraine’s European orientation. The Ukrainian Foreign Minister Mr Borys Tarasyuk was also present at the ceremony.
Moreover, Mr Markides had meetings with the Minister of Culture and Tourism Mr Ihor Likhovy, the Deputy Foreign Minister Volodymyr Khandogiy, the President of the Chamber of Commerce and the Ambassador of Finland, whose country currently presides over the EU. He also visited the Honorary Consulate of Cyprus in Kiev.