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Highlights of the Month – April 2017

President of the Federal Republic of Germany pays State Visit to Greece

  Visit takes place at a crucial time for the EU and the Eurozone   German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier, following an invitation by Greek President Prokopis Pavlopoulos, arrived in Athens on April 7th-8th on a two-day Official Visit to Greece during which, together with his Greek counterpart, opened the international …

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Georgian Prime Minister’s visit to Athens is of “historic value”

  “In Athens, Georgia feels closer to Europe, spiritually and culturally”   Prime Minister Giorgi Kvirikashvili, along with Cabinet Ministers, MPs and a group of students, travelled to Athens at the end of March to celebrate the launch of the visa-free travel to the European Union in a symbolic gesture to mark …

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Official Visit of the President of the National Assembly of the Republic of Serbia

Parliament Heads sign a Memorandum of Cooperation raising the level of relations   The excellent level of Greek-Serbian relations and the further development of cooperation between the two countries’ Parliaments were reaffirmed by the Speaker of the Hellenic Parliament Nicholas Voutsis and visiting President of the National Assembly of the …

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Foreign Minister meets with the leadership of the Republic of Cyprus

  Cooperation between the two countries is more productive now than ever before     Foreign Minister Nikos Kotzias visited Cyprus at the end of last month to represent the Greek Government at the annual student parade to mark the Greek Independence Day on Saturday March 25th. Whilst in Nicosia, …

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British Secretary of State in Athens for talks with Greek counterpart

  Kotzias: “Greek-British relations are historic and with a great future”     The relations between Greece and the United Kingdom are historic, long-term and with a great future, Foreign Minister Nikos Kotzias said during a joint press conference with his British counterpart, Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs Boris …

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Deputy Foreign Minister Visits Canada

  Canada joins in the celebrations to mark the National Day of Greece     Deputy Foreign Minister Terens Quick, who visited Canada within the context of Canada’s 150th Anniversary and 75 years of Greek-Canadian diplomatic relations – attending events held by the Greek Embassy and by the Greek Communities …

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The 3rd annual meeting of UNESCO’s European Network of National Committees

  On April 2nd, the 3rd annual meeting of UNESCO’s European Network of National Committees commenced with a concert and was held at the Rotunda of Saint George in Thessaloniki, itself a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Greetings and speeches by Minister of Culture and Sports Lydia Koniordou, Deputy Minister of …

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Interview with H.E. the Ambassador of Georgia, Ioseb Nanobashvili

  DIPLOMATIC PROFILE   “The decision of the EU Member States to open the European Union borders for Georgian citizens is an acknowledgment of the effectiveness of Georgian reforms in many spheres, be it strengthening of democratic institutions, fundamental freedoms and human rights, or economic freedom and sustainable development… We …

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