Ambassador to discuss solutions to Cyprus problem, Dec. 9
Ambassador Andreas Kakouris, Ambassador of the Republic of Cyprus to the U.S., will present a public talk titled, "Prospects for a Solution of the Cyprus Problem: Why Reunification Matters," at 4:30 p.m. on Wednesday, December 9 in Bowl 16, Robertson Hall, on the Princeton University campus.
Andreas Kakouris presented his credentials as the Ambassador of the Republic of Cyprus to President George W. Bush on December 8, 2006. He is also concurrently serving as High Commissioner of Cyprus to Canada.
Kakouris is the former Ambassador of the Republic of Cyprus to Ireland (2002-2006). Prior to his appointment as Ambassador to Ireland he held the position of the Director of the Political Affairs Division (Multilateral Affairs) at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Cyprus (2000-2002) during which time he represented Cyprus to the European Union Associate Countries Political Directors Meetings and was the Senior Official for the Euro-Mediterranean Partnership.
During Kakouris’ diplomatic tenure he served as Deputy Chief of Mission at the Embassy of the Republic of Cyprus in Washington D.C. (1996-2000), and was member of the Permanent Delegation of Cyprus to the EC/Embassy of the Republic of Cyprus in Brussels (1992-1996).
His initial experience at the Political Division of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Cyprus (1989-1992) had followed his position as the Consulate-General, in New York (1984-1988). In New York, he was concurrently accredited to the Permanent Mission of Cyprus to the United Nations. Ambassador Kakouris was also a Delegate to successive UN General Assembly sessions from 1984 to 1992.
He did his undergraduate work at the University of Lancaster in the United Kingdom and received a Masters Degree in International Affairs from the Norman Paterson School International Affairs of Carleton University in Ottawa, Canada.
This event is co-sponsored by the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs and the Program in Hellenic Studies. It is free and open to the public.