[Sworn in on 1 March 2018]
Nikos Christodoulides was born on 6 December 1973 in Paphos.
He holds a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science, Economics, and Byzantine and Modern Greek Studies from City University of New York, Queens College, with postgraduate studies in Political Science at New York University and Diplomatic Studies at the University of Malta. He holds a doctorate from the Department of Political Science and Public Administration of the University of Athens.
He was a career diplomat between 1999 and 2013. During this time he served as Director of the Office of the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Spokesperson of the Cyprus Presidency of the Council of the EU in Brussels, Deputy Chief of Mission at the Embassy of Cyprus in Greece, Director of the Office of the Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, and Consul General at the High Commission of the Republic of Cyprus in the UK.
Prior to his appointment as Minister of Foreign Affairs, he served as Director of the Diplomatic Office of the President of the Republic of Cyprus (2013- 2018) and Government Spokesman (2014-2018).
He was a Lecturer and Research Associate at the Department of History and Archeology of the University of Cyprus between 2007 and 2010. He is the author of two books, Plans for Solution of the Cyprus Problem 1948-1978 (2009) and Relations between Athens and Nicosia and the yprus Problem, 1977-1988 (2013). He has also published extensively in domestic and international journals.
He is married to Philippa Karsera and has four daughters, Ioanna, Ekaterini, DespinaMaria, and Phoebe.
24 Nov.2020 - Remarks by FM Christodoulides at the 16th Cyprus Virtual Summit
[Opening remarks during panel discussion on "Energy Diplomacy in Turbulent Times: Is there hope for peace and mutual understanding", with participation also by the Greek Foreign Minister, Nikos Dendias,…
5 Nov.2020 - Address by FM Nikos Christodoulides at the 2020 Thessaloniki Summit
[Speech in panel discussion on "The Eastern Mediterranean in crisis"]
Ladies and gentlemen,
First and foremost I wish to thank the organisers of this year’s Thessaloniki Summit.
20 Jul. 2020 - FM Christodoulides address at PSEKA VTC on anniversary of Turkish invasion
Intervention by the Minister of Foreign Affairs Mr. Nikos Christodoulides at the PSEKA virtual meeting on the occasion of the somber anniversary of the 1974 Turkish invasion in Cyprus
22 Sep. 2020 - FM Christodoulides talks to Euronews following September's FAC
The following piece was reported on Euronews website, from the interview given by Foreign Minister Nikos Christodoulides to Efi Koutsokosta.on 21 September 2020, at the end of the Foreign Affairs Council…
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