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U.S. Ambassador to Greece Thomas Miller Visits the American Hellenic Institute
October 9, 2003 No. 44 (202) 785-8430

U.S. Ambassador to Greece Thomas Miller Visits the American Hellenic Institute

WASHINGTON DC—On October 6, 2003, U.S. Ambassador to Greece Thomas J. Miller visited the American Hellenic Institute. Ambassador Miller engaged in a two-hour, off the record conversation with AHI leadership including AHI Chairman James Marketos, AHI Advisory Board Members Nick Karambelas, Kostas Alexakis and Peter C. Pappas, Executive Director Nick Larigakis, long time AHI supporters Jim and Ted Pedas, Steve Yeonas and George Christacos, and AHI General Counsel Gene Rossides.

Ambassador Miller highlighted issues of mutual interest regarding U.S.-Greece relations, such as the 2004 Athens Olympic Games, Greek-Turkish relations, Cyprus, the Greek E.U. Presidency, the Iraq War and…the Greek National Baseball team! Responding to questions he also commented on the situation of the Greek economy, the upcoming elections and immigration issues. Ambassador Miller reiterated that AHI is doing a very important job by continuing to bring these issues to the forefront of U.S. foreign policy makers.

For photographs from Ambassador Miller's visit, please contact Angeliki Vassiliou at (202) 785-8430 or For general information regarding the activities of AHI, please view our Web site at

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The American Hellenic Institute (AHI) and its affiliate organizations, the American Hellenic Institute Public Affairs Committee (AHIPAC), the American Hellenic Institute Foundation (AHIF), and the AHI Business Network, a division of the AHI, are working together under one roof, to provide a joint program for strengthening United States relations with Greece and Cyprus and within the American Hellenic community.