Petros Molyviatis

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Petros Molyviatis
Πέτρος Μολυβιάτης
Minister for Foreign Affairs
In office
17 May 2012 – 21 June 2012
Prime Minister Panagiotis Pikrammenos
Preceded by Stavros Dimas
Succeeded by Dimitris Avramopoulos
In office
10 March 2004 – 15 February 2006
Prime Minister Kostas Karamanlis
Preceded by Tassos Yiannitsis
Succeeded by Dora Bakoyannis
Personal details
Born (1928-06-12) 12 June 1928 (age 87)
Chios, Greece
Political party New Democracy
Alma mater University of Athens

Petros G. Molyviatis (Greek: Πέτρος Γ. Μολυβιάτης) (born June 12, 1928) is a Greek politician and ambassador who served as Minister for Foreign Affairs from 17 May 2012 to 21 May 2012 under Prime Minister Panagiotis Pikrammenos caretaker government. He had previously served Minister for Foreign Affairs as from 2004 to 2006.[1]

Born in Chios, he studied Law at the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens 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 of 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. He speaks English and French. He is chairman of the Konstantinos Karamanlis Foundation. He is married and has one daughter and one son.

His name was mentioned as a potential candidate for prime minister of Greece of the coalition government decided between government and opposition in November 2011.

In 17 May – 21 June 2012, he served again as Foreign Minister in the caretaker cabinet of Panagiotis Pikrammenos.


  1. ^ Remarks With Greek Foreign Minister Petros Molyviatis After Meeting. U.S. Department of State, 24 March 2005. Retrieved 14 September 2011.
Political offices
Preceded by
Tassos Yiannitsis
Minister of Foreign Affairs
Succeeded by
Dora Bakoyannis
Preceded by
Stavros Dimas
Minister of Foreign Affairs
Succeeded by
Dimitris Avramopoulos