Euripides L. Evriviades arrived in Washington, D.C., on October 18, 2003, to assume his new post as the Ambassador of the Republic of Cyprus to the United States and will soon present his credentials to President George W. Bush. He will concurrently serve as non-resident Ambassador to Brazil as well as High Commissioner of Cyprus to Canada, Guyana, Jamaica, the Bahamas and Barbados. In addition, he will serve as Permanent Representative to the International Civil Aviation Organization, as Permanent Observer to the Organization of American States and as the official representative of Cyprus to the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund. He succeeds Ambassador Erato Kozakou-Marcoullis, who was transferred in late August 2003 to the Cyprus Foreign Ministry in Nicosia.
Until his appointment to the United States, Mr. Evriviades served as the Ambassador of Cyprus to The Netherlands from August 2000 to October 2003. Prior to his posting in The Hague, he served as the Ambassador to Israel from November 1997 until July 2000. Mr. Evriviades joined the diplomatic service in 1976 serving initially at the Cyprus Consulate General in New York as Vice-Consul (1976-78) and later as Consul (1978-1982).
Ambassador Evriviades holds a master’s degree in Public Administration from the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University (1984), which he attended as a Fulbright Scholar. He was graduated (cum laude, 1976) with a bachelor of science degree in Business Administration from the University of New Hampshire. He was born in Larnaca, Cyprus on August 6, 1954 and is married to Anastasia Iacovidou-Evriviades. He has an avid interest in the arts, especially music, as well as in antiquities and cartography. He is particularly proud of his collection of antique maps of Cyprus.
On October 13, 2003, Mr. Evriviades was honored as the “Ambassador of the Year” by the Stichting Vrienden van Saur (“Friends of Saur”) Foundation, a Dutch philanthropic and cultural society. Other decorations include the Great Commander of the Order of Orthodox Knights of the Holy Sepulcher, presented to him in Jerusalem in February 2000, and the Order of Merit (First Class) of the Federal Republic of Germany, awarded to him in March 1989.