Cyprus Mail

Ex-spokesman Pasiardis dies

Former government spokesman and Defence minister Christodoulos Pasiardis died on Monday, aged 70.

A career diplomat since 1974, Pasiardis had served various roles during the presidencies of Spyros Kyprianou, heading the President’s diplomatic desk from 1984 to 1988, and Tassos Papadopoulos, as undersecretary to the President (2003-8), government spokesman (2006) and Defence minister (2007-8).

He had also served as Cyprus’ ambassador to Greece and Australia.

Pasiardis had spent his final months in hospital, battling a serious illness.

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