Nikos Christodoulides

[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 Archaeology 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 Cyprus 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.

20 July 2021 - Remarks by the FM at the 36th Annual Cyprus & Hellenic Leadership Conference

Remarks by Minister of Foreign Affairs Nikos Christodoulides at the 36th Annual Cyprus and Hellenic Leadership Conference "Strengthening US-Cyprus Relations in the Face of Turkish Intransigence" (commemorating…

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1 June.2021 - Complete Regional Collaboration in the East Med? Remarks by FM Christodoulides

Remarks by Foreign Minister Nikos Christodoulides at a virtual panel discussion entitled "Can we achieve complete regional cooperation in the EastMed?" 1 June 2021   Thank you Constantinos both for…

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20 May 2021 - Economic Diplomacy instrumental in efforts to rebuild post-COVID

Welcome Address by the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mr. Nikos Christodoulides, at the event "Cyprus Economic Diplomacy supporting Innovation", with the participation of Heads of foreign Diplomatic Missions…

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25 Feb. 2021 - National Action Plan for implementation of res. 1325 an integral part of foreign policy

Introductory Remarks by Minister Of Foreign Affairs Nikos Christodoulides, at the Presentation of the National Action Plan on the implementation of UN Security Council Resolution 1325 "Women, Peace and…

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16 Dec. 2020 - FM Christodoulides addresses online event commemorating 75th anniversary of the UN

Keynote address by Foreign Minister Nikos Christodoulides at the online discussion organised by 'Cyprus Youth Diplomacy' οn “Youth for Multilateralism:  The UN we want”   “The importance of multilateralism:…

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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,…

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5 Nov.2020 - Address by FM Nikos Christodoulides at the 2020 Thessaloniki Summit

[Speech in panel discussion on "The Eastern Mediterranean in crisis"]   Esteemed participants, Ladies and gentlemen, First and foremost I wish to thank the organisers of this year’s Thessaloniki Summit. I…

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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   Madam Speaker,…

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26 Apr. 2021 - FM Christodoulides: We'll do everything possible within agreed framework for a positive result in Geneva

Interview given by Minister of Foreign Affairs Nikos Christodoulides to journalist Marina Economidou for 'Kathimerini' Cyprus newspaper [Available here as published online, in English, on 26 April 2021]   A…

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19 Mar. 2021 - The EU needs to take its seat at the Cyprus negotiation table

Article by Minister of Foreign Affairs Nikos Christodoulides, as published on the website of the pan-European media network EURACTIV [Link to website here]   The EU needs to take its seat…

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18 Mar. 2021 - Countries of region re-writing narrative, FM Christodoulides tells Al-Ahram

Interview by Minister of Foreign Affairs Nikos Christodoulides to the Egyptian daily newspaper Al Ahram* [Available in arabic, as published on 18/3/2021, here]   How are the prospects for bilateral…

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8 Μar. 2021 - Article by FM Christodoulides on the occasion of International Women's Day

Article by Foreign Minister Nikos Christodoulides on progress made in the mainstreaming of the gender dimension in the foreign policy of the Republic of Cyprus, on the occasion of the International Women's…

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26 Dec. 2020 - FM Christodoulides makes the case for effective multilateralism in interview to EMA

Interview by Minister of Foreign Affairs Nikos Christodoulides to the Eastern Mediterranean Affairs Magazine (EMA)* [As published in Issue I, Dec. 2020]   It has become relatively obvious that Covid-19…

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5 Dec. 2020 - Cyprus Foreign Policy: Keynote Article by FM Christodoulides

Keynote article by the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Cyprus, Mr. Nikos Christodoulides, as it appears in the December 2020 edition of the Bimonthly Electronic Newsletter of the Cyprus…

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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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