High Commissioner of Cyprus in Australia meets with SA Minister Andrea Michaels for first time

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The High Commissioner of Cyprus in Australia, Antonis Sammoutis, has met with the SA Minister for Small and Family Business, Consumer and Business Affairs, and the Arts, Andrea Michaels, for the first time.

The meeting was held in Canberra and the President of the Cyprus Community of Canberra, Georgia Alexandrou, was also present.

According to a Facebook post, the High Commissioner and Ms Michaels, who has Cypriot heritage, had an “excellent first meeting.”

“Issues of common interest were discussed, as well as the possibility of cooperation in the context of the 2023 events for the 50th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between Cyprus and Australia,” the FB post read.

This meeting between Mr Sammoutis and Ms Michaels comes as the SA Minister visited Cyprus for the first time this year. During her overseas trip, she met with the Cypriot Minister for Energy, Commerce and Industry, Natasa Pilidou, and discussed commonalities between Australia and Cyprus.

Mr Sammoutis also recently arrived in Australia in September and took over the role of High Commissioner after presenting his letters of credence to the Governor General of Australia, David Hurley.

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