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New Cyprus Cabinet appointed
2003-03-01 05:57:55

Nicosia, Mar 1 (CNA) ? President Tassos Papadopoulos' government was officially announced this morning.

The new ministers are:

Minister of Foreign Affairs : George Iacovou
Minister of Finance : Marcos Kyprianou
Minister of Interior : Andreas Christou
Minister of Labour and Social Insurance: Iacovos Keravnos
Minister of Defence: Kyriacos Mavronicolas
Minister of Justice and Public Order: Doros Thedorou
Minister of Education and Culture: Pefkios Georgiades
Minister of Commerce,Industry and Tourism: George Lillikas
Minister of Health:Constantia Akkelidou
Minister of Communications and Works: Kyriacos Kazamias
Minister of Agriculture, Natural Resources and Environment: Efthimios Efthimiou

Undersecretary to the President is Christodoulos Pashiardis while Kypros Chrysostomides was appointed Government Spokesman and Marios Karoyian was appointed Director of the President's Press Office.

President Papadopoulos also appointed Polakis Sarris to the post of Presidential Commissioner.|

Tassos Papadopoulos assumed his duties as the fifth President of Cyprus Republic, during a ceremony on Friday at the island's Presidential Palace.

He had earlier given his affirmation before the plenary session of the 56- member House of Representatives.


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