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Highlights of the Month – November 2016

State Visit of the President of the United States of America

President of the United States of America, Barak Obama, paid a two day visit to Athens on November 15th-16th, bringing a message of support and hope as he had pledged ahead of his visit from the White House: “austerity does not bring prosperity and the young must have equal opportunities,” …

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Russian Foreign Minister in Athens for talks

Several key factors in favour of creating an alliance Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov visited Athens on November 1st-2nd for talks pertaining to trade, economy, investment and energy cooperation, as well as international affairs and EU-Russian relations amongst other items on the agenda. During his visit to Athens, Minister Lavrov …

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Alternate Foreign Minister visits London and New Delhi

‘Greece: An economic overview and investment opportunities’    London On November 10th, Alternate Foreign Minister George Katrougalos travelled to London where he met with representatives of the British Government and opposition, as well as with union representatives and spoke at prominent British universities. More specifically his individual meetings included with …

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Deputy Foreign Minister visits Istanbul and Indonesia

MoUs signed reinforcing the timeless ties of friendship Istanbul Deputy Foreign Minister, Responsible for Greeks Abroad (Diaspora Hellenes), Terence Quick carried out his first visit in his new capacity to Istanbul where he was received in by His All Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew and met with members of the Greek …

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Defence Minister Pays Official Visit to Indonesia

  Greece opens its doors to strategic Indonesia   The Minister of National Defence, Panos Kammenos, paid an Official Visit to Indonesia at the beginning of the month upon invitation of his Indonesian counterpart, Minister of Defence of Indonesia, Ryamizard Ryacudu, during which time they discussed issues relating to the …

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Foreign Ministers of Lebanon, Cyprus and Greece meet in Beirut

Greece, Cyprus and Lebanon to work toward closer cooperation The Minister of Foreign Affairs of Greece, Nikos Kotzias, together with the Foreign Minister of Cyprus, Ioannis Kasoulides, visited Lebanon on November 8th-9th to follow up on decisions taken in Rhodes in September to ensure regional safety and stability. Both Minister …

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Interview with Daniel Esdras Chief of Mission, International Organization for Migration, Greece

        The International Organization for Migration   A point of reference in the heated global debate on the social, economic and political implications of migration in the 21st Century             “I must admit that watching refugee and migrant kids going to Greek …

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Interview with H.E. the Chargé d’Affaires of the Republic of Lebanon, Mirna Khawly

DIPLOMATIC PROFILE   “Our Government worked, and keeps on working, to keep Lebanon’s foreign policy under the umbrella of its internal laws, that of the United Nations and the Arab league, as far as it respects the country’s internal policy and keeps its internal stability as a priority. As for …

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