Petros Molyviatis

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Petros G. Molyviatis (in Greek: Πέτρος Γ. Μολυβιάτης) (born June 12 1928) is a Greek politician, who was, from 2004 to 2006, and again in 2012, the Greek Minister for Foreign Affairs.

Born in Chios, he studyied Law at the Athens University and entered the Greek Foreign Ministry after graduation. As a career diplomat, he served in the Permanent Delegation of Greece to the United Nations in New York and NATO in Brussels. He also served in the Greek embassies in Moscow, Pretoria and Ankara.

From 1974 to 1980 Molyviatis was diplomatic advisor and director general of the political cabinet of Prime Minister Constantine Karamanlis.

During the terms of office Constantine Karamanlis as Greek president from 1980 to 1985 and 1990 to 1995, he was secretary general of the Presidential office.

In the 1996 and 2000 legislative elections he was elected a member of the Greek parliament for the New Democracy party.

He was appointed Greek Foreign Minister in May 2004 following the victory of New Democracy party in the parliamentary elections of March 7 2004.

Molyviatis was once again appointed to that same post on May 17, 2012 as part of the caretaker government of PM Panagiotis Pikrammenos.

He speaks English and French.

He is chairman of the Konstantinos Karamanlis Foundation.

He is married and has one daughter and one son.

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