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18-02-2021 08:38

New Permanent Representative of Cyprus to the United Nations presented his credentials

Ambassador Andreas Hadjichrysanthou presented his credentials, on Wednesday 17 February 2021, as the new Permanent Representative of the Republic of Cyprus to the United Nations. The credentials were submitted via the UN e-credentials electronic system due to the pandemic. Mr Hadjichrysanthou is expected to present his credentials in person to the UN Secretary General, Mr António Guterres, during a ceremony at the UN Headquarters on Monday, 22 February.

Below is Mr Hadjichrysanthou’s curriculum vitae as issued by the United Nations:

“BIO/5375

17 FEBRUARY 2021

New Permanent Representative of Cyprus Presents Credentials

(Based on information provided by the Protocol and Liaison Service)

The new Permanent Representative of Cyprus, Mr Andreas Hadjichrysanthou, presented his credentials to the Secretariat today.

Before his latest appointment, Mr Hadjichrysanthou was his country’s Ambassador to Germany, beginning in April 2017. He served as Director of the Cyprus Question and Turkey Division of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs from 2013 to 2017, and Deputy Director of the Ministry’s European Union Division from 2011 to 2013.

Prior to those roles, Mr Hadjichrysanthou was Ambassador and Permanent Representative of Cyprus to the United Nations Office and other International Organizations in Geneva (2007-2011); Deputy Permanent Representative to the United Nations in New York (2003-2007); Deputy High Commissioner to the United Kingdom (2002-2003); and Director of the Office of the Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Lefkosia (2001-2002).

Additionally, he was First Secretary at the Permanent Mission of the Republic of Cyprus to the European Union in Brussels from 1996 to 2001, having previously worked in the European Union Affairs, Economic Affairs and Protocol Divisions of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs from 1993 to 1996.

Mr Hadjichrysanthou holds a Master’s degree in Sociology from the University of Strasbourg II in France, as well as Post-Graduate Diplomas in Management and European Studies from the University of Strasbourg III.

He was born in 1958”.

(EK/MPO)