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NEW PERMANENT REPRESENTATIVE OF GREECE PRESENTS CREDENTIALS
(Based on information received from the Protocol and Liaison Service.)
The new Permanent Representative of Greece to the United Nations, John Mourikis, today presented his credentials to UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon.
Prior to his appointment, Mr. Mourikis was Ambassador to Canada from 2004, an assignment that followed his promotion in 2001 to Minister Plenipotentiary (1st Class).
Between 2000 and 2004, Mr. Mourikis served in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs as Director of the North America Department, prior to which he was Ambassador to Syria from 1996. In 1995, he was promoted to Minister Plenipotentiary (2nd Class) at the Greek Embassy in Cyprus, having served there as Minister since 1993.
In 1991, Mr. Mourikis was named Minister Counsellor at his country’s Embassy in Washington, D.C. Between 1985 and 1990, he served in the Foreign Minister’s Cabinet, during which time he was also a member of the negotiating team regarding the status of military bases in Greece ( Athens and Washington, D.C.). He previously had served, since 1982, in the Foreign Ministry’s North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) Department.
Mr. Mourikis joined the Ministry in 1976 as an attaché and served in the Prime Minister’s Office until 1979, simultaneously holding a position in his country’s Permanent Mission to the United Nations until 1982.
He was educated at the University of Zurich, the University of Athens and the University of Paris II.
Mr. Mourikis is single.
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