Cyprus’ new Permanent Representative to the UN presents credentials

Ambassador Kornelios Korneliou presented his credentials, yesterday, to the UN Secretary-General, Mr Antonio Guterres, as the Republic’s new Permanent Representative to the United Nations.

Presenting his credentials, the new Permanent Representative conveyed the greetings of the President of the Republic and expressed his gratitude for the personal involvement of the Secretary-General in the efforts to reach a settlement to the Cyprus problem as well as for his constant interest in Cyprus. Ambassador Korneliou made special reference to Mr Guterres’ participation in the Geneva Conference on Cyprus last January. He also made reference to the present phase of the negotiations for a solution of the Cyprus problem and briefly informed the UN Chief about the Government’s positions vis-A�-vis the current developments.

For his part, the Secretary-General assured the Permanent Representative of Cyprus that he will carry on with his efforts for the attainment of a viable and mutually acceptable solution on the Cyprus problem. Lastly, Mr Guterres underlined that he looks forward to the continuation of the close cooperation with Cyprus, as a member state of the UN, and wished him a successful term.

Previously, Mr Korneliou had served for five years as Cyprus’ Permanent Representative to the European Union, in Brussels. Before that he had served, inter alia, as the Republic’s Ambassador to France and as the Director of the Office of the Minister of Foreign Affairs.

Source: Press and Information Office