Permanent Secretary

Ambassador Andreas S. Kakouris was appointed Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs on 03 April 2024.

Curriculum vitae

April 2024
Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Foreign Affairs     

September 2019                     
High Commissioner to the Court of St. James’s

July 2017                               
Director, Middle East and Africa Division Ministry of Foreign Affairs

September 2013         
Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary to the Kingdom of Sweden with parallel accreditation to Norway and Latvia.

August 2011
Director of the Cyprus Question and Turkey Division Ministry of Foreign Affairs     

September 2010                     
Director Diplomatic Office of the Minister of Foreign Affairs

December 2006
Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary to the United States of America, with parallel accreditation as High Commissioner to Canada and Permanent Representative to the International Civil Aviation Organisation.

August 2002
Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary to Ireland

August 2000
Director of the Political Division (Multilateral Affairs) Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Represented Cyprus at the EU-Associate Countries Political Directors meetings, and Senior Official for the Euro-Mediterranean Partnership

September 1996
Deputy Chief of Mission, Washington DC

August 1992
Embassy to Belgium (with accreditation to the Netherlands, Ireland and Luxembourg), and concurrently at the Permanent Delegation of Cyprus to the European Communities

January 1989
Political Division, Ministry of Foreign Affairs

February 1984
Vice Consul in New York, with concurrent accreditation to the Permanent Mission of Cyprus to the UN.

MA International Affairs – Norman Paterson School of International Affairs, Carleton University, Ottawa, Canada

BA (Hons) Politics – Lancaster University, United Kingdom

Mr Kakouris was born in 1960. He is married to Mrs Kareen Farrell Kakouris. They have a son and a daughter.