Martha Mavrommatis

The Ambassador of the Republic of Cyprus to the People’s Republic of China

Mrs. Martha MAVROMMATI was born in Paphos, Cyprus, on 4 March, 1959. She studied French (1977-79) at the Ecole Schultz, Geneva, Switzerland. In 1979 she went to New York, USA, where she studied Political Science and Sociology, at Hunter College and after graduation in 1983, she did a 5-month internship at the Council of Europe, Strasbourg, France. In September 1983 she returned to New York and took Master Level courses in International Politics, at the Graduate Centre of the City University of New York and also did a 6-month Internship at the Permanent Mission of the Republic of Cyprus to the UN.

From 1984-87, Mrs. Mavrommati worked in New York at the Cyprus Children’s Fund nonprofit organization (established in 1975, following the 1974 Turkish invasion and occupation of part of Cyprus, to alleviate the plight of hundreds of displaced/refugees and enclaved children). She also worked as a freelance reporter at the Greek American -New York based- Newspaper, “National Herald”.

Mrs. Mavrommati returned to Cyprus in 1987 and worked at Cyprus Airways as Chief Editor of the in The House Staff Magazine (1988-90). From 1990-93 she worked as freelance reporter at the Cyprus Newspaper “Proina NEA”, at private TV stations and taught a Humanities Course at the Higher Technological Institute of Cyprus.

Mrs. Mavrommati joined the Foreign Service in 1993 and served at the Protocol and Consular Affairs Division and the Economic Division until 1996. She was then posted to the Embassy of the Republic of Cyprus in Damascus, Syria, where she served as Consul and Deputy Head of Mission. Upon her return to Cyprus in 1998, she was assigned to the Cultural Division as Deputy Head.

In September 2000, Mrs. Mavrommati was appointed Consul General of the Republic of Cyprus in Thessaloniki, Greece and in February 2003 she was appointed Consul General of the Republic of Cyprus in the city of New York, USA. Upon her return to Nicosia in September 2007, she served as Deputy Director of the Consular Division and at the Division for Overseas Cypriots.

In 2009, Mrs. Mavrommati was appointed as the first resident Ambassador of the Republic of Cyprus to the Federative Republic of Brazil, with concurrent accreditation to the Pluractional State of Bolivia, to the Republic of Chile, to the Co-operative Republic of Guyana, to the Republic of Paraguay, to the Republic of Peru and to the Oriental Republic of Uruguay.

Upon her return to Nicosia in September 2014, Mrs. Mavrommati served as Head of the Consular Affairs Division and is currently Head of Cultural Diplomacy.

Mrs. Mavrommati has represented Cyprus in many International Conferences and meetings. She is fluent in Greek, English and French and has good knowledge of Portuguese, and basic knowledge of Italian and Spanish.

Mrs. Martha Mavrommati is married to Mr. Andreas Spyrou and have 2 adult Children, Nicholas Spyrou 21 and Mary Spyrou 18.

Christopher Larcou

The Honorary Consulate of the Kingdom of Cambodia to Republic of Cyprus

Christopher Larcou was born and raised in Famagusta, Cyprus, I’m a legal professional with extensive experience in international law. After earning my LLB Law and LLM in International Law from Sheffield University, UK in 1993, I became an active member of the Cyprus Bar Association in 1994. For six years (2002-2008), I served as the treasurer of the Famagusta Bar Association Committee and was also a member of the Cyprus Hotel Association Committee from 1998 to 2006, even serving as Secretary for the Larnaca’s Hotel Association for eight years.

In 2008, I was appointed by the President of Cyprus to the semi-Appeal – Court Tribunal Licensing Review Authority, a position I held for five years. I have been a Senior Partner at Damianou & Larcou Law Firm since 2006 and became the sole partner at Chr. Larcou & Associates LLC in 2015. In 2019, I was elected to the Municipality Committee of Famagusta, and I’ve been serving as the Honorary Consulate of the Kingdom of Cambodia in the Republic of Cyprus since 2022. Off-duty, I’m married to Fotini Alexandrou, a Registrar at the Larnaca District Court, and a father of two daughters.