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17-09-2023 10:51

The High Commissioner of the Republic of Cyprus to the Republic of Mauritius presented his credentials

At a ceremony held at the Presidential Palace on September 15, 2023, the new High Commissioner of the Republic of Cyprus to the Republic of Mauritius, Mr Antonis Mandritis, presented his credentials to President Prithvirajsing Roopun GCSK.

During the ceremony, Mr Mandritis conveyed to President Roopun the greetings of the President of the Republic, Mr Nikos Christodoulides, and of the people of Cyprus.  In the discussion that followed, they both referred to the very good level of relations between the two countries, which is based on mutual respect, as well as to their commitment to further strengthen these ties. 

The High Commissioner briefed President Roopun on the latest developments on the Cyprus Question, as well as on the ongoing efforts to find a just and viable solution.  The President of Mauritius expressed his country’s commitment to a solution of the Cyprus question in accordance to international law and the UN Charter.  He also expressed his gratitude for Cyprus’ stance on the Chagos Archipelago issue.

Reference was also made to the fact that both countries are members of the Commonwealth and remain committed to the respect of international law and the UN Charter.  The willingness of both sides to cooperate further in international fora such as the UN and the Commonwealth was also affirmed during the meeting.

During his stay in Mauritius, Mr Mandritis had meetings with several officials including the Vice President, the Deputy Prime Minister, the Speaker of Parliament, the Minister of Foreign Affairs and the Minister of Shipping.  He also held meetings with officials from the Foreign Ministry, members of the diplomatic community, as well as representatives from the economic, academic, tourism and other sections of the society. He had the opportunity to also meet with members of the small Cypriot community who live in the country. The High Commissioner was accompanied to all the meetings by the Honorary Consul of the Republic of Cyprus in Mauritius, Mr Ashock Gishore Ramdenee.