The Minister of Foreign Affairs of Cyprus Nikos Christodoulides announced to the journalists invited to the Foreign Ministry that he was resigning. RIA Novosti writes about this with reference to a statement by the government press and information bureau.
“I invited you to the Foreign Ministry to announce my decision to resign from the post of Foreign Minister,” the diplomat said.
He said that he submitted his resignation letter to the President of Cyprus, Nikos Anastasiades, a few days ago. The head of state received it on the morning of January 7. It will come into effect on Tuesday, January 11th.
Christodulidis thanked the president for the confidence placed in him and explained that his resignation is related to the presidential elections to be held in 2023.
“But today is not the time for any decisions. I will announce my participation in the presidential elections in 2023 when I make the final decisions, ”the minister added.
Earlier it was reported that the Cypriot authorities left Russia in the red zone until January 5 due to the situation with the coronavirus, where it has been invariably since May of this year. Later, AiF.ru wrote about how the rules of entry to Cyprus for foreign tourists have changed.
Also in December, Cyprus introduced mandatory rapid COVID tests for tourists and mandatory quarantine for all persons who have confirmed the omicron strain.