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    UNIS/BIO/976
    19 April 2012

    New Permanent Representative of Cyprus
    Presents Credentials

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

    VIENNA, 19 April (UN Information Service) - The new Permanent Representative of Cyprus, Costas A. Papademas, presented his credentials today to the Director-General of the United Nations Office at Vienna (UNOV), Yury Fedotov.

    During his career with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs which he joined in 1985, Mr. Papademas has served in various capacities, among them:

    Ambassador to the United Arab Emirates with concurrent accreditation to Yemen (2009-2012); Coordinator on Economic Diplomacy and Director of Administrative Affairs (2008-2009); Coordinator of International and Bilateral Treaties (2005-2008); Ambassador to Belgium (2005-2006); Ambassador to Sweden with concurrent accreditation to Norway, Latvia and Iceland (2001-2005); Chief of Protocol and Director of Consular Affairs (2000-2001); High Commissioner/ Ambassador to Kenya with concurrent accreditation to Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia and Seychelles, Permanent Representative to UNEP and UNCHS (1997-2000); Deputy Head of Mission in Italy (1996-1997); Political Affairs Division/Human Rights (1995-1996); Deputy Permanent Representative to the Council of Europe (1991-1995); Political Affairs Division, Protocol and Consular Affairs Division (1987-1991). Mr. Papademas was an advocate at Chrysses Demetriades & Co Law Office in Cyprus from 1981 to 1984.

    Mr. Papademas holds a Bachelor's Degree in Law from the University of Athens and a D.E.A from the University of Robert Schumann in Strasbourg. He speaks Greek, English, French and Italian. Mr. Papademas is married and has two children.

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