Irfan Siddiq to succeed Stephen Lillie as UK High Commissioner to Cyprus

The Foreign Office in London has announced the appointment of Irfan Siddiq OBE as the new British High Commissioner to the Republic of Cyprus.

He will be succeeding Stephen Lillie CMG, who has served in Nicosia for the last four years.

Siddiq will take up his appointment during August 2022.

He is currently undergoing a full-time Greek language training, following his duties as Director for East and Central Africa at the Foreign Office.

He has previously served as the UK Ambassador to Sudan and Azerbaijan, as well as the Deputy Head of Mission in Iraq and Syria.

Source: Cyprus News Agency