Cyprus is the birthplace of the goddess of love, Aphrodite. This island state, situated in the eastern Mediterranean Sea, is known for its minerals and its beauty. His Excellency, High Commissioner to South Africa, Adonis Mandritis

As recently appointed Cypriot High Commissioner, please share your experience of your diplomatic tour so far.

I have been posted to many interesting countries in the past, including Beijing, China and Mexico City, Mexico. Immediately after my tour in Mexico ,I went to Tel Aviv, where I was responsible for the Palestinian Territories. I was there for nine years before returning to my country. In August of 2015, I was posted to Greeceā€™s second-largest city, taking on the position of Consul General. I went back to Cyprus in2017, and now I am here in South Africa. I arrived on September30th,2021,and started work the next day, as October 1st is Independence Day in Cyprus. Saheti School (a Greek-speaking school in Johannesburg)invited me to give a speech at an event hosted in honour of this day.


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