On Monday 24 April, the National Federation of Cypriots in the UK hosted a working dinner for the Republic of Cyprus’ recently appointed Deputy Minister of Tourism Kostas Koumis.
The Federation’s Officers had a wide-ranging discussion with Deputy Minister Koumis about the Ministry’s strategy for promoting Cyprus as a tourist destination in the UK and the new initiatives that are being undertaken, as well as his various meetings in London.

The Deputy Minister thanked the Federation for their longstanding work to promote Cyprus in the UK, keeping the Cyprus issue on the parliamentary agenda and continuing to advance and promote the Cypriot diaspora in the UK, along with preserving its national identity and strengthening its ties to Cyprus.

The Federation’s President, Christos Karaolis, thanked the Deputy Minister for his tireless efforts and initiatives to advance and promote tourism in Cyprus. He also thanked the Deputy Minister for “engaging with the Federation so closely on the tourist strategy for the UK market.” Mr Karaolis added that “the Diaspora looks forward to working closely with President Christodoulides and his government in the coming years and to continue our common struggle for a just and viable solution to the Cyprus problem that will bring the reunification of Cyprus and its people, with progress and prosperity.”

The working dinner was attended by a delegation from the Deputy Ministry of Tourism led by the Deputy Minister Mr Kostas Koumis, the High Commissioner of the Republic of Cyprus Mr Andreas Kakouris, the Deputy High Commissioner Spyros Miltiades, the Head of the Tourism Department at the High Commission Costas Katselis. The Federation Officer present included the President Christos Karaolis, Vice Presidents Andreas Papaevripides (also President of POMAK), Bambos Charalambous and Michalis Ellinas, the Executive Secretary of the Federation Andreas Karaolis, and the Assistant Executive Secretaries of the Federation Adrian Patsalos (also President of NEPOMAK UK) and George Alexandrou.