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Members of Hellenic Parliament Pay Visit to Hellenic House
October 28, 2004—No.62 (202) 785-8430

Members of Hellenic Parliament Pay Visit to Hellenic House

WASHINGTON, DC—On October 27, 2004, two members of Hellenic Parliament, along with representatives of the Greek Embassy in Washington, met with AHI leadership and staff to discuss AHI’s mission and to identify areas of future cooperation between the two entities. The Members of Parliament included Petros Efthymiou, who is also a former minister of education, and Panos Kammenos, Head of the Greek Delegation to the OSCE PA. They were accompanied by the Deputy Chief of Mission to the Greek Embassy Eleftherios Anghelopoulos and the Embassy’s Political Counselor Despina Lourbacou. Messrs. Kammenos and Efthymiou are on a visit to the U.S. to observe the November 2nd U.S. Presidential Election proceedings.

The meeting focused in part on the role of education in promoting Hellenism in the U.S., with specific reference to methods for improving Greek school education opportunities. Also discussed was AHI’s role in influencing U.S. policy on key issues of concern to the Greek American community at the legislative and executive branch levels. Finally, the importance of maintaining an open dialogue and continued cooperation between AHI, the Greek American community, and the Greek government was emphasized.

The Greek Members of Parliament and Embassy representatives met with AHI Chairman James Marketos, AHI Executive Director Nick Larigakis, and staff.


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