Honorary citizenship of the 16-year-old student Datis Amirkalali from Iran was granted by the Minister of the Interior, Konstantinos Petridis

Datis was born in Iran in 2002 and is of Iranian descent. He came to Cyprus with his parents in August 2011 and since then the family has been staying in our country as asylum seekers. 

The 16-year-old attends a private school in Nicosia and is a good student. From 2015 he participates every year in the annual Cyprus Mathematics Competitions of the Cyprus Mathematical Society, where we won the 1st Pancyprian Prize in 2016, 2017 and 2018. 

The Minister of Interior, taking into account Datis’s excellent academic achievements in mathematics, which make him not only an example of academic excellence but also social integration of a migrant in Cyprus, has decided to grant him honorary the Cypriot citizenship. 

As Datis Amirkalali is a minor, the Minister also awarded citizenship to his mother, Mr Behnoosh Salhi. 

The family expressed their gratitude to the Minister of the Interior, thanking him warmly for the award of honorary citizenship. 

These citizenships have been approved by the Council of Ministers. 

Source:  http: //www.reporter.com.cy/local-news/article/376160/o-iranos-mathitis-poy-kerdise-me-to-spathi-toy-tin-kypriaki-ypikootita13