NICOSIA - The President has appointed Christos Petrou as his adviser on aviation, according to a press release.
His duties include, among other things, advising the President and submitting recommendations on the improvement and development of the aviation sector in Cyprus.
The aviation adviser will submit recommendations to the President on the promotion of the interests of the Cypriot aviation sector in international organisations, such as the EU, ICAO, Eurocontrol, EASA, IATA etc.
He will also advise the President on how to strengthen Cyprus’ regional role and bilateral relations with other countries, in the field of aviation and on the political aspects of the aviation sector, in particular the determination of the positions of the Greek Cypriot side in the Cyprus talks.
The aviation adviser will inform the President on the progress made on the implementation of various decisions and will work closely with the Ministry of Communications and Works and other ministries when deemed necessary.
The aviation adviser will not receive a salary for his services.
Petrou was a member of the Cyprus diplomatic service for nine years and a member of the Permanent Representation of Cyprus to the EU, for five years. He was the Director of International Relations of Eurocontrol from 1992 until 2010. Since 2010, he is the Executive Director of the Cyprus-based Mediterranean Institute of Flight Safety and the Air Training Institute.