Last Friday 23rd August, a farewell meal took place to honour the  Press Counsellor of the Cyprus High Commission in London Maria Phantis who is moving to Brussels to take up a new post. The meal took place at Lemonia Restaurant in Primrose Hill.

Cyprus High Commissioner  Alexandros Zenon and veteran journalist Kyriacos Tsioupras spoke about the good work Maria had done whilst in the UK and both wished her luck in her new post.

Maria Phantis spoke emotionally about her time in the UK,  eight years in all, and thanked the High Commissioner for setting her a good example and all the journalists for supporting her in her work.

Maria was then presented a plaque and the book Faces of Cyprus by Doros Partasides.

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Present at the event were Cyprus High Commissioner  Alexandros Zenon, Kyriacos Tsioupras (Journalist), Doros Partasides (RIK TV), Tasos Zaxchariades (RIK TV) John Kyriakides (London Greek Radio) Thanasis Gavos (Cyprus News Agency) and Michael Yiakoumi (Parikiaki Newspaper).


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