The Cypriot Ministry of Foreign Affairs released a statement last night confirming the sudden passing of former High Commissioner in Australia, Ambassador Philippos Kritiotis, on Sunday morning.
According to the statement, Ambassador Kritiotis was a member of the diplomatic service for 27 years and served “consistently and zealously” as High Commissioner of Cyprus in Australia and Ambassador of Cyprus to Finland and Romania.
“He was distinguished for his kindness, hard work and ethos. He was beloved among his colleagues and his work was commendable and multifaceted,” the Ministry’s statement reads.
As a sign of honor to Ambassador Kritiotis, the flags at both the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Embassy of the Republic of Cyprus in Bucharest, where he was last posted, will be flying for three days.
“The Minister of Foreign Affairs, the Director General and all the staff of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs express their sincere and deep condolences to the wife, daughter and the entire family of the deceased,” the statement concludes.