Greece’s Deputy Foreign Minister meets with Ambassador Spyrou and THI Australia President

Greece’s Deputy Foreign Minister, Andreas Katsaniotis, has held a meeting for the second time in two months with Australia’s Ambassador to Greece, Arthur Spyrou.

The two men, who also met in mid-September, held discussions in a very friendly atmosphere. The meeting was also attended by the President of The Hellenic Initiative Australia, Nicholas Pappas.

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Everyone in attendance underlined the excellent bilateral relations between Greece and Australia and stressed the common will to strengthen and expand cooperation in areas of mutual interest.

A special mention was made to the strong presence of Greek expatriates in Australia, who form a bridge of friendship with Greece and play an important role in the country’s political, economic and cultural development.

The Deputy Foreign Minister also expressed his desire to visit Australia as soon as possible.

“I had the pleasure to meet with the Ambassador of Australia, Mr Arthur Spyrou, and the President of The Hellenic Initiative Australia, Mr Nicholas Pappas. I was thoroughly informed about the work of the organisation and we discussed ways to further strengthen the ties of our expatriates with the homeland,” Mr Katsaniotis said in a statement.

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