Former minister Nicos Rolandis dies
Former foreign and commerce minister Nicos Rolandis has died at 87, it emerged on Thursday.
The Limassol-born politician studied law at the Middle Temple University in London. After his graduation in 1956 he served in various managing positions in industrial and commercial enterprises.
Rolandis was among the founding members of the Democratic Party (Diko) in 1976.
He served as foreign minister from 1978 until he resigned in 1983. Between 1991 and 1996 he was an MP with Disy while in 1998 he was appointed commerce minister, a position he served until 2003.
In his early years, he published a poetry collection with the Greek title translating as ‘The Tears of Young People’.
He was married and had three children.