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American Hellenic Institute Arranges Inaugural AHI Delegation To Greece And Cyprus
November 27, 2000 No. 59/00 (202) 785-8430

American Hellenic Institute Arranges Inaugural AHI Delegation To Greece And Cyprus

From November 26-December 8, 2000 the American Hellenic Institute is arranging a visit to Greece and Cyprus by an AHI delegation. This is the inaugural trip and reflects AHI's commitment to its core mission of deepening relations between the United State and Greece and Cyprus.

The delegation will visit Cyprus from November 26-November 30, Thessaloniki from November 30-December 2 and Athens from December 2-8. In each city the delegation will hold meetings with senior officials and business leaders. The delegation will provide presentations on the current American political situation and will participate in social meetings designed to broaden personal contacts between AHI members and their Greek and Cypriot counterparts.

In Cyprus meetings include President Glafkos Clerides, President of the House of Representatives Spyros Kyprianou, Chairman of the Parliamentary Party on Foreign and European Affairs Tassos Papadopoulos and Central Bank Governor Afxentis Afxentiou. U.S. Ambassador Donald Bandler will host a reception and AHI founder Eugene T Rossides will deliver an address at Intercollege, Nicosia.

In Thessaloniki meetings include Mayor Vasilios Papageorgopoulos, the Hellenic Organization of International Trade Fairs and the Chamber of Commerce and Industry.

In Athens, meetings include President Constantine Stephanopoulos, Foreign Minister George Papandreou, Athens Mayor Dimitris Avramopoulos, Olympic Games Organizing Committee President Gianna Angelopoulos-Daskalaki, the Athens Chamber of Commerce and Industry and the Federation of Greek Industries. AHI Founder Eugene T Rossides and AHIPAC Chairman Nicholas E Chimicles will deliver presentations at the Constantine Karamanlis Institute for Democracy and the Institute of International Relations.

The Athens visit will conclude with a reception hosted by U.S. Ambassador to Greece Nicholas Burns.