Philippine Embassy Hosts National Day Reception in CyprusJul 15th, 2009 | By admin | Category: Events, Features
Cyprus President Dimitris Christofias and Mrs. Elsie Christofias led the guests in congratulating the Philippines on its national day. President Christofias engaged the Ambassador, Consul Kyriakides and guests in lively conversation at the reception held in a prominent restaurant in Nicosia.
Many of the resident ambassadors in Nicosia, including the US Ambassador Frank C. Urbancic, Jr., and the Ambassador of the Russian Federation Vyacheslav D. Shumskiy, officials of the Cyprus Ministry of Foreign Affairs, prominent Cypriot businessmen attended the reception. Filipino food, such as spring rolls and barbecue were also served among other dishes in the reception.
It was the first time that a diplomatic reception to celebrate the anniversary of the proclamation of Philippine independence was held in Cyprus. Consul a.h. Bushnell-Kyriakides was appointed Consul, a.h., for Nicosia in May 2007.