Cyprus and Emerging threats in the Eastern Mediterranean

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A conversation with Minister Savvas Angelides, Minister of Defence of the Republic of Cyprus.

The event will focus on regional security challenges and emerging threats in the Eastern Mediterranean. This event will pay special attention to the role and significance of the Republic of Cyprus for promoting peace and stability in the region. Minister Angelides will also elaborate on the bilateral defence cooperation between Cyprus and the United Kingdom for addressing common challenges and threats. He will also present Cyprus’ views on the future European defence developments and initiatives.  


Speaker Biography

Mr. Savvas Angelides has been the Minister of Defence of the Republic of Cyprus from March 2018. He was born in Nicosia 1974. In 1991 he joined the Army of the Republic of Cyprus as Reserve Officer Second Lieutenant (Infantry). He studied Law in the UK, graduating in 1996 from the University of Birmingham (Bachelor of Law- LLB). He attended the Bar Vocational Course and holds the title of Barrister at Law. He Εxcelled in the examination of the Cyprus Bar Αssociation and obtained his licence to practice Law in 1997. He is a founding partner of the LLPO Law Firm, and since 2010 he is a Partner, Director and Lawyer of Angelides, Ioannides, Leonidou LLC. He handled complicated cases in Cyprus Courts and abroad, including criminal, civil, medical negligence and company law, as well as arbitrations. He has vast experience in giving legal opinions in mostly criminal, tort, insurance law. Also he represented his firm at the European Association of Personal Injuries Lawyers and he has been a member of the National Betting Authority. Since 2013 he is a visiting lecturer of Criminal Law and Procedures at Frederick University. Moreover Mr. Angelides is an author of several articles on Legal Issues and keynote speaker on legal aspects at several seminars.

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