Nikos Christodoulides was officially sworn in on Tuesday as the eighth president of the Republic of Cyprus in a short ceremony held at the House of Representatives.

Arriving at parliament, his first task was a private meeting with House President Annita Demetriou, who said the institution she represents will be by his side in the interest of Cyprus and its citizens.

Present at the ceremony were Chirstodoulides’ family including his wife Philippa Karsera, outgoing ministers, as well as members of the cabinet who had served during the presidency of Nicos Anastasiades, the Attorney-general, the president of the Supreme Court as well as Archbishop Georgios.