cyprus25Dr. Yiorghos Leventis
(Director, International Security Forum based in Cyprus)

Copyright: Publication date at RIEAS web site: on 18 June 2016

Last Monday 13 of June, as the hot Mediterranean summer working day was here in Lefkosia drawing to a close, we received another unexpected blow (?) to our international standing if not reputation: our top diplomat Andreas Mavroyiannis was defeated in his bid to be elected President of the 71st Session of the UN General Assembly. There is no doubt that the election of a Cypriot diplomat to the international organization's General Assembly top post would have meant a great boost for the battered semi-occupied Republic of Cyprus. ...Read more

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