Nicholas Ioannides appointed as Deputy Minister of Migration

President Nikos Christodoulides has appointed Nicholas Ioannides as the Deputy Minister of Migration and International Protection, as announced in a written statement by Government Spokesperson Konstantinos Letymbiotis.

“The creation of the Deputy Ministry marks an important milestone for the country in the effective management of migration issues,” Letymbiotis said on 14 June.

He added that the government will maintain its focused approach with continued seriousness and determination, positioning the Deputy Ministry as the central authority for planning, coordinating, and overseeing related state services.

“The positive outcomes achieved through targeted measures over the past year will be further enhanced with the new Deputy Ministry under the leadership of Dr. Nicholas A. Ioannides," the Spokesperson noted.

He conveyed President Christodoulides’ heartfelt thanks to Minister of Interior Konstantinos Ioannou and his team for their significant efforts and successes in effectively managing migration. The President, he notes, is confident that they will continue to collaborate closely and support the new Deputy Minister, particularly during the critical initial phase of staffing the new Ministry.

According to a brief CV, Ioannides holds a PhD in Public International Law from the University of Bristol (2017). During the 2017-2018 academic year, he was a Nippon Foundation Fellow at the International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea in Hamburg. He graduated from the Law School of Aristotle University of Thessaloniki and received a Master’s degree (LLM) in Public International Law from the University of Bristol.

Ioannides has taught Public International Law, International Humanitarian Law, and European Law at academic institutions in Cyprus and abroad. He has served as a legal advisor to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs on matters of public international and European law. Additionally, he has represented the Republic of Cyprus at the International Court of Justice in The Hague and in working groups of the Council of the European Union.

(Source: CNA)

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