Government spokesman Christos Stylianides officially resigned from office on Monday to run for MEP in the upcoming European Parliament elections.
Head of the President’s diplomatic office Nicos Christodoulides has been appointed as acting government spokesman.
Stylianides, who had held the position for 14 months, said that his decision to seek election as a member of the European Parliament was a “natural development” in his political career.
He added that “during the next critical period the future of Cyprus will be confronted equally seriously both here in our homeland as well as in Brussels”.
Stylianides expressed his “special thanks” to Anastasiades for the trust he has shown in him, adding that his close collaboration with the president “was a lesson in policy making and policy management”.
“This political and friendly relationship will remain active and alive from whatever position I may serve,” Stylianides said.
He also thanked the ministers for the excellent cooperation throughout his time in office.