[Assumed office on 11 January 2022]
Born on August 10th 1948, in Nicosia, Cyprus.
Married to Mrs Emy Kasoulidou and they have a daughter, Joanna.
March 2013 – March 2018
Appointed as Minister of Foreign Affairs for a second time. During his tenure, he introduced the formation of the trilateral cooperation between Cyprus, Greece and Egypt, extended the same format to Israel, Jordan, Palestine and Lebanon and he initiated the meetings of the seven Mediterranean Members of the EU (MED7). During the same period, he served as President of the Commonwealth Ministerial Action Group, (CMAG), the standing Committee between the Leaders Conferences.
June 2009 – March 2013
Re-elected as a Member of the European Parliament. During his term he was elected Vice President of the EPP group of the European Parliament, a position to which he was re-elected in 2012. Appointed Head of the EPP’s Foreign Affairs Working Group.
Candidate in the elections for the Presidency of the Republic of Cyprus, where he entered the run-off.
June 2004 – June 2009
Elected for the first time as Member of the European Parliament. He was appointed full member of the Foreign Affairs Committee and under this capacity he served in various positions, including the Presidency of the ad hoc Committee for Human Rights in Western Sahara and the delegation for the relations of the European Parliament with the Palestinian Authority.
April 1997 – February 2003
Appointed as Minister of Foreign Affairs. During his term, he led the diplomatic effort that marked the beginning, the conduct and the completion of the accession negotiations of Cyprus to the European Union.
March 1993 – April 1997
Appointed as Government Spokesperson.
Elected Member of the House of Representatives of the Republic of Cyprus.
Was founder and Chair of the Federation of Cypriot Students’ Union in France and has served as President of the Democratic Rally Party youth Organisation.
Education - Publications
Studied Medicine at the University of Lyon in France and specialized in Geriatric Medicine in London.
Foreign Languages: Fluent in English and French; competent in German.
Author of two books:
Cyprus– EU: The accession as I witnessed it (Livanis, Athens 2007)
Thirty years present. Ideas and thoughts about Cyprus (Kathimerini, Nicosia 2019).
8 May 2022 - Europe Day message by Foreign Minister Kasoulides
Europe Day - Message by the Minister of Foreign Affairs
Robert Schuman had a dream of a United free and democratic Europe. Seventy-two years ago on 9 May he laid the foundations for the economic and political…
27 Apr. 2022 - Speech By Foreign Minister Kasoulides on the occasion of the National Day of the Kingdom of Netherlands
SPEECH BY THE MINISTER OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS MR. IOANNIS KASOULIDES ON THE OCCASION OF THE NATIONAL DAY OF THE KINGDOM OF NETHERLANDSWEDNESDAY, 27 APRIL 2022
Your Excellency, Ambassador Elke Merks-Schaapveldi,
2 Mar. 2022 - Foreign Minister Kasoulides addresses UN Conference on Disarmament
Statement by H.E. Mr. Ioannis Kasoulides, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Cyprus, at the High-level Segment of the Conference on Disarmament
2 March 2022 (via video-message)
1 Mar. 2022 - Foreign Minister Ioannis Kasoulides addresses UN Human Rights Council
Statement by H.E. Mr. Ioannis Kasoulides, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Cyprus, at the High-level Segment of the 49th Session of the Human Rights Council
1 March 2022 (via video-message)
12 Feb. 2022 - FM Kasoulides addresses event on insularity as a priority for future of EU
Speech by the Minister of Foreign Affairs Mr. Ioannis Kasoulides at the event “Insularity as a priority for the future of the European Union” organized by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Hellenic…
28 Jan. 2021 - FM Kasoulides: Cyprus a reliable security partner in the Eastern Mediterranean
Article below based on interview given by Minister of Foreign Affairs Ioannis Kasoulides to Associated Press
[Available here as published online, on 28 January 2022]
Cyprus has “all the ingredients”…
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