The Ambassador of the Republic to France, Mr Pantias D. Eliades, presented, on 7 February, his credentials to the Director-General of UNESCO, Ms Irina Bokova, as Cyprus’ Permanent Representative to that organization, during a formal ceremony at UNESCO headquarters in Paris.
During the credentials’ ceremony, the Ambassador had a tA�te-A�-tA�te meeting with the UNESCO official, whom he briefed on the efforts to reach a settlement to the Cyprus problem, making special reference to the process of intensified talks held recently in Switzerland. He also informed his interlocutor on the efforts made by the Cyprus Government for the protection of the island’s cultural heritage.
Mr Eliades conveyed Nicosia’s satisfaction with the excellent relations between Cyprus and UNESCO, assuring of Cyprus’ commitment to the values and principles advocated by the organization. He further noted that both the Cypriot Authorities and he personally would continue to support and make efforts towards the promotion of UNESCO’s multifaceted work.
For her part, the Director-General of UNESCO welcomed Ambassador Eliades and wished him a successful tenure. She also expressed her appreciation for the close and productive collaboration with Cyprus and hoped that the efforts to find a solution to the Cyprus problem would reach a successful outcome.
Source: Press and Information Office