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Former Foreign Minister of the Republic of Cyprus Ioannis Kasoulides joins EuroAfrica Interconnector Chairman of the Strategic Council

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Nicosia, April 04, 2018 – The EuroAfrica Interconnector, the project developer of the 2,000MW electricity interconnector between Egypt, Cyprus, Crete – Attica, Greece and Europe, is proud to announce that former Cyprus Foreign Minister, Dr. Ioannis Kasoulides, has joined the EuroAfrica Interconnector as Chairman of the Strategic Council.

“We are delighted that Dr. Ioannis Kasoulides has joined EuroAfrica Interconnector. His unprecedented career and impressive presence in the international political sphere is of great importance to the EuroAfrica Interconnector that is building bridges between continents and contributing to the economic and social welfare of all citizens of the countries involved,” CEO Nasos Ktorides said.

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Former Foreign Minister of the Republic of Cyprus Ioannis Kasoulides

Former Foreign Minister of the Republic of Cyprus Ioannis Kasoulides

Former Foreign Minister of the Republic of Cyprus Ioannis Kasoulides

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Dr. Kasoulides, has served as Minister of Foreign Affairs from 1997 until 2003 with President Glafcos Clerides, and again from 2013 to March 1, 2018, under President Nicos Anastasiades. In 2003, as Minister of Foreign Affairs, Kasoulides oversaw Cyprus’ EU integration process. He was a member of the Cyprus House of Representatives, Cyprus Government spokesman, and Member of the European Parliament from 2004 until 2013, and held various European Parliament committee positions, including as the head of the Foreign Affairs Working group.

Ioannis Kasoulides is the recipient of a number of honours, including Commander of the Order of the Phoenix of the Hellenic Republic, Commander of the Order of Merit of the Hellenic Republic, and Commander of the Order of Xirka of Malta.

On February 23, 2018, during his official visit to Cyprus, His Beatitude Theodoros II, Patriarch of Alexandria and All Africa, bestowed upon outgoing Foreign Minister Ioannis Kasoulides the medal of the “Great Cross of the Apostle Mark” of the Throne, honouring him for his contribution to the rights of Hellenism and Orthodoxy, expressing his gratitude for his support of the Patriarchate of Alexandria and describing him as “a giant of diplomacy”.

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Press Release – Greek