Republic of Cyprus

Permanent Secretary


Activities of previous Permanent Secretaries

Permanent Secretary Ambassador Nicholas Emiliou

30/31.01.2012 – Brussels

    • Accompanied the President of the Republic of Cyprus to the Informal Meeting of the European Council (30.01.2012).
    • Meetings with High Officials of the European Commission and the General Secretariat of the Council of the European Union.

27.01.2012 – Washington DC
    • Meeting with the Assistant Secretary for Europe and Eurasian Affairs at the Department of State Dr Philip Gordon.
    • Meeting with the Special Assistant to the President and Senior Director for European Affairs at the National Security Council Dr Elisabeth Sherwood-Randall and the National Security Adviser to the Vice President of the United States Mr. Antony J. Blinken.
    • Meeting with the Chair of the Center for American Progress John D. Podesta.

19/20.01.2012 – New York
    • Meeting with the Under Secretary-General, UN-DPA, Mr. Lynn B. Pascoe.
    • Meeting with the Deputy Chef de Cabinet and Special Advisor to the UN Secretary General, Mr. Kim Won-soo.
    • Meetings with Permanent Representatives of the UN Security Council Permanent Members.

13.01.2012 – Warsaw
    • Meeting with the Undersecretary of State in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Poland Ms Grazyna Bernatowicz.
    • Working lunch with the Secretary of State for European Affairs and Economic Policy Mr. Mikolaj Dowgielewicz.

12.01.2012 – Vienna
    • Working lunch and talks with the Secretary General of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Austria Dr. Johannes Kyrle.

15/17.12.2011 – Brussels

    • Meeting with the Secretary General of the European Commission Ms Catherine Day,
    • Meeting with the Secretary General of the Council of the European Union Dr Uwe Corsepius.
    • Meeting with the Executive Secretary General of the European External Action Service Mr. Pierre Vimont.
    • Meeting with Director-General foe Enlargement at the European Commission Mr. Stefano Sannino.
13/14.12.2011 – Jerusalem
    • Call on the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Israel Mr. Avigdor Liberman.
    • Political Consultations with the Director General of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the State of Israel Mr. Rafi Barak.
12.12.2011 – Nicosia
    • Meeting with the Director-General for Press and Communication at the Council of the EU Mr. Reijo Kemppinen.
6.12.2011 – Nicosia
    • Meeting with the Chief Rabbi of Israel Yona Metzger.

1/3.12.2011 – Paris

    • Meeting with Mr. Pierre Sellal, Secretary General of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of France.
    • Meeting with Mr. Jean-David Levitte, Diplomatic Advisor to the President of the Franch Republic.
    • Meeting with Mr. Charles Fries, Secretary General for European Affairs in the Office of the Prime Minister of the French Republic.

29/30.11.2011 – Brussels
    • Address to the First Conference of EU Heads of Delegation and Charges d’Affaires “EEAS-One year on: Successes, Challenges and Perspectives”.

23.11.2011- Nicosia
    • Working Dinner with the Deputy Director General, European Affairs Bureau of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan Mr. Yoshishiro Isaka.

3/5.11.2011 – Brussels
    • Meeting with the Chief Operating Officer of the European External Action Service Mr. David O'Sullivan.
    • Meeting with the Deputy Director General in the DG for General Political Questions and Interinstitutional Relations Mr. Jim Cloos.
    • Meeting with Ms. Clara Martinez Alberola, Office of President of the European Commission.

27.10/2.11.2011 – New York
    • Meeting with the Under Secretary-General, UN-DPA, Mr. Lynn B. Pascoe.
    • Meeting with the Deputy Chef de Cabinet and Special Advisor to the UN Secretary General, Mr. Kim Won-soo.
    • Meetings with Permanent Representatives of the UN Security Council Permanent Members.

13/15.10.2011 – Copenhagen
    • Participation to the Meeting of the State Secretaries and Secretaries General of the Ministries of Foreign Affairs of the EU Member States.
    • Working lunch with the Permanent Secretary for Foreign Affairs of Denmark Ambassador Claus Grube.
    • Meeting with the State Secretary for Foreign Policy in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Denmark Mr. Michael Zilmer-Johns.

20.09.2011- Nicosia
    • Meeting with the Acting Principal Secretary of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of The Seychelles Ms Jeannette D’Offay.

28/29.07.2011 – Sopot
    • Participation to the Informal Meeting of the Ministers and Secretaries of State for European Affairs.
    • Meeting with the Secretary of State for European Affairs and Economic Policy Mr. Mikolaj Dowgielewicz.

26/27.07.2011 - Paris
    • Accompanied the President of the Republic to his working visit to France.
    • Meeting with Mr. Pierre Sellal, Secretary General of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of France.

03/05.07.2011- Kiev-Mariupol
    • Accompanied the President of the Republic to his state visit to The Ukraine.

29.06/01.07.2011- New York
    • Meetings with Permanent Representatives of the UN Security Council Members.
    • Meetings with Members of the UN Secretariat.

27.06.2011– Nicosia
    • Working dinner with the Deputy Minister of International Relations and Co-operation of the Republic of South Africa Mr. Ebrahim Ismail Ebrahim

16.06.2011 – The Hague
    • Working Lunch with the Secretary-General of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Netherlands, Mr. Ed Kronenburg.
    • Talks with the Director General for European Cooperation at the Foreign Ministry, Mr. Robert De Groot.

15.06.2011 – Brussels
    • Address to the Conference “Think Global-Act European. The Contribution of 16 European Think Tanks to the Polish, Danish and Cypriot Trio Presidency of the European Union”.

13/14.06.2011 – London
    • Meeting with Rt. Hon. David Liddington MP, Minister of State at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office.
    • Meetings with Members of the House of Commons.
    • Call on His Eminence Archbishop Gregorios of Thyateira and Great Britain.
    • Working Dinner with the Members of the Executive Committee of the National Federation of Cypriots in the UK.

10.06.2011 – Nicosia
    • Talks and working lunch with the Deputy Minister of Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation Mr. Vladimir G. Titov.

05.06.2011 – Cairo
    • Third Round of Political Consultations between the Ministries of Foreign Affairs of Egypt and the Republic of Cyprus.

27.05.2011 – New York
    • Meeting with the Under Secretary-General, UN-DPA, Mr. Lynn B. Pascoe.

24/26.05.2011 – Washington DC
    • Represented the Government of the Republic of Cyprus to and addressed the 27th Annual Conference of PSEKA - International Coordinating Committee - "Justice for Cyprus".
    • Meetings with Members of the US Congress and Senate.
    • Meeting with the National Security Adviser to the Vice President of the United States Mr. Antony J. Blinken.
    • Meeting with the Deputy Assistant Secretary, Bureau of European and Eurasian Affairs, State Department, Ms Tina Kaidanow.
    • Meeting with the Staff Director, Mr. Doug Frantz, and the Senior Advisor for Europe and Eurasia, Mr. Jason E. Bruder, Majority Staff Committee on Foreign Relations, (Chairman John Kerry D-MA).
    • Meeting with the Director of Government and International Affairs, American Jewish Committee, with Mr. Jason Isaacson.

23.05.2011 – New York
    • Meeting with the Deputy Chef de Cabinet and Special Advisor to the UN Secretary General. Mr. Kim Won-soo.
    • Meeting with the Assistant Secretary-General for Peacekeeping Operations, Mr. Atul Khare.
    • Meeting with the Director, Americas and Europe Division UN-DPA, Ms. Elizabeth Spehar.

09.05.2011 – Warsaw
    • Accompanied the President of the Republic of Cyprus to the Meeting of the Next Trio Presidency of the Council of the European Union.

06.05.2011 – Budapest
    • Participation to the Meeting of the State Secretaries and Secretaries General of the Ministries of Foreign Affairs of the EU Member States.

27.04.2011 – Warsaw
    • Working lunch with the Undersecretary of State in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Poland Ms Grazyna Bernatowicz.
    • Meeting with the Undersecretary of State for Defence Policy Mr. Zbigniew Wlosowicz.
    • Meeting with the Chairman of the Committee for Foreign Affairs of the Polish Parliament Mr. Andrzej Halicki.
    • Meeting with the Chairman of the Poland-Cyprus Friendship Group and Vice-Chairman of the European Affairs Committee of the Polish Parliament Mr. Andrzej Galazewski.
    • Meeting with the Director of the Office of Foreign Affairs of the Chancellery of the President of the Republic of Poland Ms Dorota Ostrowska-Cobas.
    • Working dinner with the Secretary of State for European Affairs and Economic Policy Mr. Mikolaj Dowgielewicz.
    • Interview to the State Television Channel TVP Info.

06.04.2011 – Athens
    • Talks with the Alternate Minister of Foreign Affairs Ms Mariliza Xenoyiannakopoulou.
    • Talks and working lunch with the Secretary General of Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Greece Yannis-Alexis Zepos.
    • Working dinner for Heads of Mission accredited to Cyprus with residence in Athens.

05.04.2011 – Bucharest
    • Talks and working lunch with the State Secretary for European Affairs at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Romania Mr. Bogdan Aurescu.
    • Meeting with the Chairman of the Committee for Foreign Affairs of the Chamber of Deputies Mr. Attila Korodi.

04.04.2011 – Brussels
    • Meeting with the Executive Secretary General of the European External Action Service Mr. Pierre Vimont.
    • Meeting with the Chief Operating Officer of the European External Action Service Mr. David O'Sullivan.

23.03.2011 – Nicosia
    • Talks and working dinner with Ms Fu Ying, Vice-Minister of Foreign Affairs of the People’s Republic of China.

10/11.03.2011 – New York
    • Meeting with Permanent Representatives of the UN Security Council Members.
    • Meetings with Members of the UN Secretariat.

28.02.2011 – Geneva
    • Participation and Address to the High-Level Segment of the 16th Regular Session of the UN Human Rights Council.
    • Meeting with Mr. Jacob Kellenberger, President of the International Committee of the Red Cross.
    • Visit to the European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN).

18/19.2.2011 – New York
    • Working Lunch with the Under Secretary-General, UN-DPA, Mr. Lynn Pascoe.
    • Meeting with the Deputy Chef de Cabinet and Special Advisor to the UN Secretary General. Mr. Kim Won-soo.
    • Meetings with Permanent Representatives and Deputy Permanent Representatives of the UN Security Council P5 Members.
    • Meeting with the Executive Director of the American Jewish Committee Mr. David Harris.
    • Call on His Eminence Archbishop Demetrios.
    • Guest of Honour at a reception hosted by the Cyprus Federation of America.

14/17.02.2011 – Washington DC
    • Meeting with Deputy Secretary of State Mr. James B. Steinberg.
    • Meeting with Under Secretary for Political Affairs Mr. William J. Burns.
    • Meeting with the National Security Adviser to the Vice President of the United States Mr. Antony J. Blinken.
    • Meeting with the Assistant to the President and Senior Director for Europe in the National Security Council Dr Elizabeth Sherwood-Randall.
    • Meeting with the Assistant Secretary of Defence for International Security Affairs Mr. Alexander Vershbow.
    • Meeting with Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), Chairman, Subcommittee on European Affairs.
    • Meeting with Senator Robert Menendez (D-NJ), Member of the Committee on Foreign Relations.
    • Meeting with Senator Olympia Snowe (R-Maine).
    • Meeting with Senator Mike Lee (R-Utah), Member of the Committee on Foreign Relations.
    • Meeting with Congresswoman Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R-FL), Chairman of the Committee on Foreign Affairs.
    • Meeting with Congressman Dan Burton (R-IN), Chairman, Subcommittee on Europe and Eurasia.
    • Meeting with Congressman Howard Berman (D-CA), Ranking Member of the Committee on Foreign Affairs.
    • Meeting with Congressman Gregory W. Meeks (D-NY), Ranking Member of the Subcommittee on Europe and Eurasia.
    • Meeting with Congresswoman Nita M. Lowey (D-NY), Ranking Member of the State and Foreign Operations Appropriations Subcommittee.
    • Meeting with Congressman Eliot Engel (D-NY), Ranking Member of the Subcommittee on Europe and Eurasia.
    • Attended the Joint Meeting of the Hellenic Caucus hosted by Congressman Gus Bilirakis (R-FL) and Carolyn Malone (D-NY), Co-Chairs of the Congressional Hellenic Caucus.
    • Briefing to the U.S. Helsinki Commission.
    • Meeting with the Managing Director of the Brookings Institute, Mr. William Antholis.
    • Meeting with the Vice President for Defence and Foreign Policy Studies at the Cato Institute, Mr. Ted Carpenter.
    • Visit to the American Hellenic Institute.
    • Working Dinner with Jewish-American Community Leaders and Cypriot and Greek- American Community Leaders.

18.01.2011 – Paris
    • Working lunch with Mr. Pierre Sellal, Secretary General of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of France
    • Meetings at the Presidency of the Republic (Elysée)

13/14.01.2011 – Budapest-Gödöllő
    • Participation to the Informal Meeting of Ministers and State Secretaries for European Affairs

14.12.2010 – Nicosia
    • Political Consultations with the Senior Deputy Director General of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the State of Israel Mr. Rafi Barak

30.11.2010 - Budapest
    • Meeting with Mrs. Enikő Győri, Secretary of State for European Foreign Affairs, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Hungary.
    • Meeting with Mr. Bálint Ódor, Deputy State Secretary for European Affairs, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Hungary.
    • Meeting with Mr. Gergely Prőhle, Deputy State Secretary for Bilateral Relations with European Countries and Cultural Diplomacy, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Hungary.
    • Interviews with Hungarian press.

24/25.11.2010 - Dublin
    • Meeting with Mr. Dick Roche, Secretary of State for European Foreign Affairs, Department of the Taoiseach
    • Meeting with Mr. Dermot McCarthy Secretary General to the Government, Department of the Taoiseach
    • Talks with Mr. David Cooney, Secretary General at the Department of Foreign Affairs of Ireland
    • Meeting with the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Ireland Mr. John L. Murray
    • Meeting with Dr Michael Woods, Chairman of the Joint Oireachtas Committee on Foreign Affairs
    • Meeting with Bernard Durkan, Chairman of the Joint Oireachtas Committee on European Affairs
    • Speech at the Institute of International and European Affairs on “The Challenge of EU Enlargement – The View from Nicosia”

15.11.2010 – Lisbon
    • Meeting with Mr. Pedro Lourtie, Secretary of State for European Foreign Affairs, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Portugal
    • Meeting with Ambassador Jose de Freitas Ferraz, Director General for European Foreign Affairs, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Portugal

1.11.2010 – Macao
    • Meeting with Mr. Liu Chak-Wan, Member of the Standing Committee of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Committee and the Executive Council of the Macao Special Administrative Region Government and Chancellor of the Macao University of Science and Technology.

30/31.10.2010 – Shanghai
    • Attendance of the Expo 2010 Shanghai China Summit Forum
    • Attendance of the Closing Ceremony of Expo 2010

27/29.10.2010 – Tokyo
    • Meeting and working dinner with Mr. Hisashi Tokunaga, Parliamentary Vice-Minister for Foreign Affairs
    • Meeting and working dinner with Mr. Koji Satoh, Chairman of the Committee on Foreign Affairs of the House of Councillors in the Diet
    • Meeting with Mr. Tadamasa Kodaira, Chairman of the Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs of the House of Representatives in the Diet
    • Talks and working lunch with Mr. Jiro Kodera, Director-General of the European Affairs Bureau, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan

20.10.2010 - Strasbourg
    • Participation and address to the Council of Europe High Level Meeting on Roma
    • Meeting with the Chairman of the Committee of Ministers Mr Antonio Milososki, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia
    • Call on the President of the European Court of Human Rights Mr. Jean-Paul Costa
    • Meeting with the Director General of the Directorate General of Human Rights and Legal Affairs Mr. Philippe Boillat

04.10.2010 – Paris
    • Talks with Mr. Pierre Sellal, Secretary General of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of France
    • Meeting with Mr. Gilles Briatta, Secretary General for European Affairs in the Office of the Prime Minister of the French Republic

01.10.2010 – Nicosia
    • Meeting with Senator Alfredo Mantica, Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs of Italy
    • Meeting with Mr. Egidijus Meilunas, Vice-Minister, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania
    • Meeting with Ms. Mona Ofeish, Minister of State, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Lebanon

13/14.9.2010 – Brussels
    • Participation to the General Affairs Council
    • Participation to the Informal Meeting of EU State Secretaries and Secretaries General

20.7.2010 – Brussels
    • Meeting with Mr. Stefano Manservisi, Director General, Directorate General for Home Affairs, European Commission

5.7.2010 – Berlin
    • Talks with Dr. Werner Hoyer, Minister of State at the Federal Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Germany
    • Meeting with Dr. Christoph Heusgen, Advisor on Foreign and Security Policy to the Federal Chancellor

8.6.2010 – Βrussels
    • Talks with Mr. Dirk Achten, Secretary General, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Belgium

4.6.2010 – Paris
    • Talks with Mr. Pierre Sellal, Secretary General of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of France
    • Meeting with the Councillor of the President of the French Republic on North Africa, Near and Middle East, Mr. Nicolas Galey

24.5.2010 - Sopot
    • Participation to the Informal Ministerial Meeting of the Eastern Partnership

21.5.2010 - Vienna
    • Talks with Dr. Johannes Kyrle, Secretary General, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Austria

20.5.2010 - Bratislava
    • Talks with State Secretary in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Slovak Republic Ms. Olga Algaverová

13.5.2010 – Nicosia
    • Meeting with the Minister of Tourism of the State of Israel Mr. Stas Misezhnikov

28-30.4.2010 – Athens
    • Participation to the Economist 14th Roundtable with the Greek Government 2010
    • Working lunch with the Secretary General of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Greece Ambassador Ioannis Alexios Zepos

16/19.4. 2010 – New York
    • Meeting with the United Nations Under-Secretary-General for Political Affairs Mr. Lynn Pascoe
    • Call on His Eminence Archbishop Demetrios of America
    • Address to the 2010 National Convention of the Cyprus Federation of America
    • Participation and Address to the Greek Independence Day Celebration Gala organized by the Federation of Hellenic Societies of Greater New York and the Community
    • Attendance of the Celebratory Mass at the Archdiocesan Cathedral of Holy Trinity
    • Participation and Address to the Pre-Parade Breakfast
    • Attendance as an Honoured Guest of the Greek Independence Day Parade in the Fifth Avenue, New York City

12/13.4.2010 – Brussels
    • Meeting with the Vice President of the European Commission Mr. Maroš Šefčovič
    • Meeting with the Chairman in Office of the Committee of Permanent Representatives (CO.RE.PER.) Ambassador Carlos Bastarecche Sagues
    • Meeting with the Director General of the Legal Service of the E.U. Council Mr. Jean-Claude Piris
    • Meeting with the Director General of the Directorate General for Enlargement of the European Commission Mr. Michael Leigh
    • Meeting with Ms. Clara Martinez Alberola, Office of President Barosso

11.3.2010 – Vatican
    • Meeting with Monsignor Ettore Balestrero, Undersecretary for Relations with States
    • Working lunch

10.3.2010 – Rome
    • Meeting with Ms Stefania Gabriella Anastasia Craxi, Secretary of State, Ministry of Foreign Affairs
    • Working lunch with Ambassador Giampiero Massolo, Secretary General, Ministry of Foreign Affairs
    • Meeting with Ambassador Rocco Antonio Cangelosi, Diplomatic Advisor of the President of the Italian Republic

2.3.2010 – Geneva
    • Participation and Address to the High-Level Segment of the 13th Regular Session of the UN Human Rights Council
    • Meeting with Ms Navanethem Pillay, UN High Commissioner for Human Rights
    • Participation to a working lunch hosted by Ms Micheline Calmy-Rey, Head of the Federal Department of Foreign Affairs of Switzerland, on the occasion of the High Level Segment of the 13th Session of the Human Right Council
    • Meeting with Ambassador Alex Van Meeuwen, President of the Human Rights Council
    • Meeting with Mr. Jacob Kellenberger, President of the International Committee of the Red Cross

22.2.2010 - Brussels
    • Participation to the Meetings of the EU General Affairs Council and the Foreign Affairs Council

13.2.2010 – Nicosia
    • Meeting with Andreas Schwab, Member of the European Parliament, Coordinator of the EPP Group on Internal Market and Consumer Protection

12.2.2010 – Nicosia
    • Meeting with Dr Werner Hoyer, Minister of State at the Federal Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Germany

15.1.2010 – Madrid
    • Call on H.E. the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Spain Mr. Miguel Angel Moratinos

13-14/1/2010 – La Granja de San Ildefonso
    • Attendance of the Informal Council Meeting of the Ministers for European Affairs

11.12.2009 – Nicosia
    • Signed the Memorandum of Understanding between the Republic of Cyprus and UNITAID with Mr. Philippe Douste-Blazy, Chairman of the Executive Board of UNITAID, former Minister of Foreign Affairs of France and Mr. Jorge Bermudez, Executive Secretary of UNITAID

7/8.12.2009 – Brussels
    • Accompanied the Minister of Foreign Affairs Mr. Markos Kyprianou to the Meetings of the EU General Affairs Council and the Foreign Affairs Council

3/4.12.2009 – Madrid
    • Working Lunch with Mr. Diego Lόpez Garrido, Secretary of State for the European Union of Spain
    • Meeting with Mr. Juan Pablo de Laiglesia González y de Peredo, Secretary of State for Iberoamerica
    • Meeting with Mr. Luis Felipe Fernández de la Peña, Director General of Foreign Policy for Europe and North America, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Spain

30.11.2009 - Jerusalem
    • Political Consultations with the Director General of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the State of Israel Mr. Yossi Gal

20/21.11.2009 – Limassol
    • Hosted the Autumn Informal Meeting of EU State Secretaries and Secretaries General

18.11.2009 – Nicosia
    • Meeting with the Australian Special Representative for Cyprus Ambassador David Ritchie

13.11.2009 – Nicosia
    • Meeting with a Delegation of the Parliamentary Committee on Schengen, Europol and Immigration of the Italian Chamber of Representatives under its Chairperson Ms. Margherita Boniver

11.11.2009 – Athens
    • Accompanied the Minister of Foreign Affairs Mr. Markos Kyprianou in his working visit to Athens

06.11.2009 - Brussels
    • Meeting with Mr. Michael Leigh, Director General, Directorate General for Enlargement, European Commission

27/28.10.2009 - Paris
    • Talks with Mr. Pierre Sellal, Secretary General of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of France
    • Meeting with Mr. Gilles Briatta, Secretary General for European Affairs in the Office of the Prime Minister of the French Republic
    • Meeting with Mr. Fabien Reynaud, Advisor on European Affairs in the Office of the President of the French Republic

21.10.2009 - Nicosia
    • Keynote Speech on behalf of the Minister of Foreign Affairs Mr. M. Kyprianou to the Celebration of the United Nations Day at the Presidential Palace

09.10.2009 - Moscow
    • Talks with the Deputy Minister of Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation Mr. Vladimir G. Titov

16.09.2009 - Nicosia
    • Talks with the State Secretary in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Slovak Republic Ms. Olga Algaverova

14/15.9.2009 - Brussels
    • Participation to the General Affairs and External Relations Council

28.8.2009 – Beirut
    • Call on Mr. Fuad Siniora, Prime Minister of Lebanon
    • Meeting with Mr. Fawzi Salloukh, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Lebanon

6.8.2009 - Nicosia
    • Meeting with Mr. Ilkka Laitinen, Executive Director, FRONTEX

7.7.2009 - Nicosia
    • Working dinner with Senator Alfredo Mantica, Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs of Italy

2-3.7.2009 - New Delhi
    • Meeting with Mrs. Preneet Kaur, Minister of State for External Affairs of India
    • Talks with Mr. Nalin Surie, Secretary (West) of the Ministry of External Affairs of India

29.6.2009 - Nicosia
    • Meeting with Mr. Matthew J. Bryza, Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for European and Eurasian Affairs, U.S. Department of State

26/27.6.2009 - Crakow
    • Participation to the Meeting of the State Secretaries and Secretaries General of the Ministries of Foreign Affairs of the EU Member States

12.6.2009 – Nicosia
    • Meeting with Mr. Jean-Louis Laurens, Director General of Democracy and Political Affairs at the Council of Europe

28.5.2009 – Nicosia
    • Talks with Mr. Diego Lopez Garrido, Secretary of State for the European Union of Spain

26.5.2009 – Nicosia
    • Talks with Mr. Libor Secka, Director General of the EU Section of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Czech Republic
25.5.2009 - Nicosia

    • Address on behalf of the Minister of Foreign Affairs to the seminar “The Challenge of the E.U. Presidency”, organized by the Cyprus Academy of Public Administration

20.5.2009 - Nicosia
    • Talks with Mr. Dimitrios K. Katsoudas, Secretary General for European Affairs, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Greece

18.5.2009 - Nicosia
    • Working Dinner with H.E. Sheikha Lubna Bint Khalid Al Qasimi, Minister of Foreign Trade of the United Arab Emirates

15. 5. 2009 - Paris
    • Represented Cyprus to the “World Congress on Human Rights, Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity” organized by the State Secretary for Foreign Affairs and Human Rights of France Ms Rama Yade

14.5.2009 - Stockholm
    • Talks with State Secretary for Foreign Affairs at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Sweden Mr. Frank Belfrage
    • Meeting with State Secretary to the Minister for EU Affairs Ms Maria Asenius

27.4.2009 - Hong Kong
    • Meeting with Mr. Joshua Law, Permanent Secretary for Constitutional and Mainland Affairs

25. 4. 2009 - Shanghai
    • Meeting with Mr. Sha Hai Lin, Deputy Secretary General of the Shanghai Municipal People’s Government

24.4.2009 - Beijing
    • Talks with Mr. Wu Hongbo, Assistant Minister, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of China

6.4.2009 - Nicosia
    • Talks with the Secretary General of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Bulgaria Ambassador Konstantin Andreev

31.3.2009 - The Hague
    • Participation to the International Conference on Afghanistan

29/30.3.2009 - Athens
    • Key Note Speaker on the Occasion of the Commemoration of the Anniversary of 1st April 1955
    • Meeting with the Secretary General of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Ambassador Aristides Agathokles

2/3.3.2009 - Geneva
    • Participation and Address to the High-Level Segment of the 10th Regular Session of the UN Human Rights Council
    • Meeting with Ms Navanethem Pillay, UN High Commissioner for Human Rights

24.2.2009 - Nicosia
    • Meeting with Ambassador Daniel V. Speckhard, U.S. Ambassador to Greece
    • Meeting with Mr. Fernando Remirez de Estenoz Barciela, Head of the Department of International Relations of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of Cuba

22/23.2.2009 - Brussels
    • Participation to the Informal Dinner of the EU Ministers for European Affairs
    • Participation to the E.U. General Affairs and External Relations Council

6.2.2009 - Thessaloniki

Working visit
    • Signature of Memorandum of Co-operation with the University of Macedonia.
    • Meetings with Officials

3.2.2009 – Nicosia
    • Talks with Ms Fatma El Zahraa Etman, Assistant Foreign Minister for European Affairs/Union for the Mediterranean, Arab Republic of Egypt
    • Meeting with Ambassador Serge Telle, Co-ordinator for the Union for the Mediterranean, France

2.2.2009 - Nicosia
    • Talks with Mr. Cedomir Radojkovic, Assistant Minister, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Republic of Serbia

21.1.2009 - Nicosia
    • Meeting with Mr. Mario Giro, Director of International Relations, Community of Sant΄Egidio

14.1.2009 - Nicosia
    • Meeting with Mr. Matthew J. Bryza, Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for European and Eurasian Affairs, U.S. Department of State

9.1.2009 - Brussels
    • Working visit to Brussels

7 & 8.1.2009 - Prague
    • Attendance of the Informal General Affairs Council Meeting

19.12.2008 - Nicosia
    • Talks with the Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Uzbekistan Mr. Rustam A. Tukhtabayev

18.12.2008 - Nicosia
    • Meeting with the Director of European Political Affairs in the Foreign and Commonwealth Office Mr. Tim Hitchens, LVO

12.12.2008 - Geneva
    • Attendance of the Commemorative session of the Human Rights Council on the occasion of the Sixtieth Anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights
    • Meeting with the Director-General of the United Nations, Mr. Sergei Ordzhonikidze.
    • Meeting with the Deputy High Commissioner for Human Rights, Ms. Kyung-wha Kang
    • Meeting with the Director-General of the International Organization for Migration (IOM), Mr. William Lacy Swing
    • Meeting with the Secretary-General of the International Telecommunication Union (ITU), Dr. Hamadoun I. Touré
    • Meeting with the Secretary-General of the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC), Mr. Bekele Geleta

9.12.2008 - Nicosia
    • Meeting with Mr. Dimitrios K. Katsoudas, Secretary General for European Affairs, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Greece

3/4.12.2008 - Prague
    • Call on Mr. Marek Mora, Deputy Vice-Prime Minister for European Affairs
    • Talks with Mr. Tomas Pojar, First Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs
    • Meeting with Mr. Jan Kohout, Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs
    • Meeting with Mr. Libor Secka, Director General of the EU Section of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs

2.12.2008 - Nicosia
    • Talks with the Minister of European Affairs of The Netherlands Mr. Frans Timmermans

27.11.2008 - Nicosia
    • Meeting with the British Parliamentary Delegation of the “Friends of Cyprus” Committee led by its Chairman Lord Corbett of Castle Vale

26.11.2008 – Nicosia
    • Meeting with the Under-Secretary for European Affairs at Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Denmark Ambassador Kim Jorgensen

25.11.2008 – Nicosia
    • Talks with the State Secretary for Foreign Affairs at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Sweden Mr. Frank Belfrage

21/22.11.2008 – Vienna
    • Participation to the Informal Meeting of Secretaries General of the EU Member States

20.11.2008 – Vienna
    • Meeting with Dr. Johannes Kyrle, Secretary General, Ministry of Foreign Affairs

20.11.2008 – Bratislava
    • Consultations with Mr. Marcel Pesko, Secretary General, Ministry of Foreign Affairs
    • Meeting with Mr. Igor Slobodnik, Director, Political Section, Ministry of Foreign Affairs

18.11.2008 – Athens
    • Call on Deputy Minister for Foreign Affairs Mr. Yiannis Valinakis
    • Talks with the Secretary General of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Ambassador Aristides Agathokles
    • Meeting with the Director of the Diplomatic Cabinet of the Prime Minister Ambassador Alexandros Sandis

17.11.2008 – Nicosia
    • Consultations with Mr. Petr Buriαnek, Director General, Section of the European Countries and Mr. Radek Pech, Director, EU General Affairs Department, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Czech Republic

13.11.2008 – Nicosia
    • Consultations with Senior Deputy Director General of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Israel Ambassador Yossi Gal

30.10.2008 – Nicosia
    • Meeting with the Member of the Swedish Parliament Mr. Lennart Sacrédeus

29.10.2008 - Nicosia
    • Meeting with the State Secretary of Norway Ms Elisabeth Walaas 

23.10.2008 – Nicosia
    • Meeting with the President of the German – Cyprus Friendship Group in the German Bundestag, Mr Dietmar Bartsch and Vice-Presidents Mr. Klaus Brahmig, Mr. Michael Kauch and Mr. Rainder Steenblock

17.10.2008 – Thessaloniki
    • Call on the Minister for Macedonia – Thrace Mr. Margaritis Tzimas
    • Meeting with the Mayor of Thessaloniki Mr. Vasilios Papageorgopoulos
    • Meeting with the Prefect of Thessaloniki Mr. Panayiotis Psomiadis
    • Meeting with the Rector of the University of Macedonia Professor Ilias Kouskouvelis
    • Interview with the newspaper “Makedonia”


18.9.2008 – Paris
    • Participation in the 1st EU - Central Asia Ministerial Forum on Security issues



Permanent Secretary Ambassador Alexandros N. Zenon

27-29.6.2008 – Helsinki & Tallinn
    • Participation in the Informal Meeting of State Secretaries and Secretaries General of EU Foreign Ministries

22.5.2008 - Working visit to Moscow
    • Meeting with the Deputy Foreign Minister of the Russian Federation, Vladimir Titov

14.5.2008 - Working visit to The Hague
    • Meeting with the Secretary General at the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Ed Kronenburg
    • Meeting with the Director General for European Cooperation at the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Ian de Jong

28.4.2008 – Visit to Rome
    • Meeting of the State Secretaries / Secretaries General of the Ministries of Foreign Affairs of the EU Member States

11-13.3.2008 – Visit to Paris

Meetings at:
    • Presidency of the Republic (Elysée)
    • Prime Minister’s Office (Matignon)
    • Ministry of Foreign Affairs (Quai d΄Orsay)


14.02.2008 - Visit to Kiev, Ukraine
    • Represented the Foreign Minister at the EU and Black Sea Cooperation Ministerial Meeting

31.01-01.02.2008 – Working visit to Berlin
    • Meeting with the State Secretary of the Federal Foreign Office, Mr Georg Boomgaarden
    • Meeting with the German Chancellor Angela Merkel's advisor for foreign policy and security, Dr. Christoph Heusgen
    • Meeting with the Director of the Diplomatic Academy of the Federal Foreign Office, Ambassador Gόnter Kniess

29.01.2008 - Brussels
    • Accompanied the Foreign Minister Erato Kozakou-Marcoullis in her meeting with the Commissioner for Enlargement Mr Olli Rehn

28.01.2008 – Brussels
    • Participation in the Meeting of State Secretaries of European Affairs of Member States of EU

10-11.01.2008 – Working visit to Budapest
    • Meeting with the Prime Minister’s Foreign Affairs Adviser Ambassador Károly Banai
    • Meeting with the Head of the Parliamentary Group of the Hungarian Civic Union party, Mr. Tibor Navracsics
    • Meeting with the Hungarian European Parliament Member Ms Alexandra Dobolyi
    • Meeting with the State Secretary, in charge for Europe, of the Hungarian Foreign Ministry Dr Gábor Iván
    • Meeting and lunch with the Senior State Secretary of the Hungarian Foreign Ministry Ms Márta Fekszi Horváth
    • Meeting with the State Secretary for Multilateral Diplomacy of the Hungarian Foreign Ministry Dr Lászlo Szöke


20-21.12.2007 – Visit to Paris
    • Second Meeting of the Parties to the Second Protocol to the 1954 Hague Convention, UNESCO - Paris
    Meetings at:
      • Presidency of the Republic (Elysée)
      • Prime Minister’s Office (Matignon)
      • Ministry of Foreign Affairs (Quai d΄Orsay)


4-5.12.2007 - Visit to Sharm El Sheikh
    • Head, Cyprus Delegation at the EU-Africa Ministerial Meeting,Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt


21-24.11.2007 – Visit to Rome
    • Participation – speaker, 2nd International Conference in the Mediterranean Region, organised by the Centre of High Defence Studies
    • Meeting with Laura Mirachian, Director-General for the countries of Europe of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Italy
    • Meeting of EU State Secretaries for Foreign Affairs of EU member states


19.11.2007 – Visit to Brussels
    • Informal Meeting of Directors General for European member states of the “Olive Group”


29-30.10.2007 - Visit to Helsinki
    • Bilateral talks at the Finnish Foreign Ministry with Secretary of State H.E. Pertti Torstila
    • Working lunch at the Foreign Ministry hosted by the Secretary of State H.E. Pertti Torstila
    • Briefing at the Eduskunta (the Finnish Parliament) by members of the Secretariat of the Grand Committee
    • Visit to the National Defence Academy
    • Working lunch hosted by Mr. Jari Luoto, State Secretary EU Affairs

12-13.10.200 - Working visit to Paris

25-27.09.2007 - Visit to Vienna
    • Participation in the Special Forum for Security Cooperation (FSC) Meeting on Civil Military Emergency Preparedness, Keynote speech: "The Cyprus Experience on the crisis of Lebanon"
    • Meeting with the Secretary General of the Austrian Foreign Ministry, Dr. Johannes Kyrle

27-28.09.2007 - Visit to Slovakia
    • Meeting with Ms Olga Algayrova, State Secretary of Foreign Affairs of Slovakia

18-20.09.2007 - Working visit to Italy
    • Key note speaker at the presentation of the book by Vincenzo Greco "Greeks and Turks between coexistence and conflict – Greco-Turkish relations and the Cyprus question".
    • Meeting with the Under-Secretary for Relations with States of the Holy See Mon. Pietro Parolin.
    • Working lunch with the Secretary-General of the Italian Foreign Ministry Mr. Giampiero Massolo and other high ranking officials of the Ministry.
    • Dinner with Italian journalists.
    • Meeting with officials of St. Egidio.

20-22.06.07 - Working visit to the United Kingdom
    • Meeting with the Minister of State for Europe Mr. Geoff Hoon
    • Meeting with the Permanent Under-Secretary and Head of the Diplomatic Service Sir Peter Ricketts
    • Meeting with officials of the Foreign and Commonwealth Office
    • Meeting with officials of the Prime Minister’s Office
    • Meeting with Members of the House of Commons
    • Meetings with representatives of the organisations of the Cypriot community in London

9.06.07 - Greece, Island of Lesvos
    • Participation in the Informal Meeting of EU State Secretaries and Secretaries General

29.05.07 - Brussels
    • Participation in the Public Debate on the Green Paper on Diplomatic and Consular Protection of EU citizens in third countries

17.05.2007 -Working visit to Israel
    • Talks with a delegation of the Israeli Ministry of Foreign Affairs, headed by the Senior Deputy Director General of the Israeli Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Ambassador Mr. Yossi Gal
    • Visit to the Yad Vashem Memorial
    • Courtesy call on His Beatitude Theophilos III, Patriarch of the Holy City of Jerusalem
19.04.07 – Meetings at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Nicosia
    • Meeting with Ms. Ol’ga Algayerova, Secretary of State of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Slovak Republic
    • Meeting with Mr. Pertti Torstila, Secretary of State of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Finland

28-30.03.07 – Visit to Athens – Greece
    • Courtesy call on the Foreign Minister, Ms Dora Bakoyannis
    • Meeting with the Secretary General of the Foreign Ministry, Ambassador Charalambos Rocanas
    • Meeting with the Director General for Political Affairs of the Foreign Ministry, Ambassador Stavros Vassilopoulos
    • Meeting with the Director General for European Union Affairs of the Foreign Ministry, Ambassador Thrasivoulos Stamatopoulos

12-14.03.07 – Geneva, 4th Session of the Human Rights Council
    • Address of the Plenary Session
    • Meeting with the Director-General of the United Nations in Geneva, Mr. Sergei Ordzhonikidze
    • Meeting with the Foreign Minister of the Netherlands, Mr Maxime Verhagen
    • Meeting with the Foreign Minister of Cuba, Mr. Felipe Perez Roque
    • Meeting with the Under-Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs of Italy, Mr. Vittorio Craxi
    • Meeting with the Under-Secretary of State for Justice and Home Affairs of Malta, Mr. Carmelo Mifsud Bonnici
    • Meeting with the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Ms Louise Arbour

6-7.02.2007 - Working visit to Austria (Vienna)
    • Meeting with the State Secretary for Foreign Affairs, Dr. Hans Winkler
    • Meeting with the Secretary General for Foreign Affairs, Dr. Johannes Kyrle

26.01.2007 – Meeting of “Friends of Constitution Group” – Spain (Madrid)
    • Headed the Cyprus Delegation at the Meeting of Deputy Foreign Ministers / Permanent Secretaries of Ministries of Foreign Affairs of EU member-states which have ratified the Constitutional Treaty

29.11.2006 - Visit to Italy (Rome)
    • Talks with his Italian counterpart Mr. Paolo Pucci di Benisichi
    • Signing of cooperation protocol

13.11.2006 - Visit to Belgium (Brussels)
    • Participation in the General Affairs and External Relations Council (GAERG)
    • Meeting with the State Under-Secretary of Finland for EU Affairs, Ms Helena Tuuri

14.11.2006 - Visit to Greece (Thessaloniki)
    • Meeting with the Prefect of Thessaloniki Mr Panayiotis Psomiades
    • Meeting with Cypriot Organisations of northern Greece
    • Address of a meeting organised by the Cypriot Students Union in condemnation of the pseudostate at the University of Thessaloniki

1-3.11.2006 - Visit to Denmark
    • Meeting with the Permanent Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs, Ambassador Ulrik Federspiel
    • Meeting with the State Secretary, Head of the North Group, Ambassador Michael Zilmer – Johns

29-31.10.2006 - Visit to The Netherlands
    • Meeting with the Deputy Secretary-General of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Mr. Alfons Stoelinga
    • Meeting with the Director-General for European Cooperation of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Mr. Ian de Jong

25.10.2006 - Visit to Slovenia
    • Meeting with the State Secretary, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Dr. Bozo Cerar
    • Meeting with the State Secretary for European Affairs, Mr. J. Lenarcic

24.10.2006 - Visit to Austria
    • Meeting with the Director General for European Integration and Economic Affairs of the Foreign Ministry, Mr. Martin Sajdik

22-23.10.2006 - Visit to the Czech Republic
    • Meeting with the Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs for Bilateral Affairs, Mr. Tomas Pojar
    • Meeting with the Director of European Union Section, Ambassador Libor Secka



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