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Greek Military Delegation Visits AHI
October 2 2009—No. 69 (202) 785-8430

Greek Military Delegation Visits AHI


WASHINGTON, DC—On September 24, 2009 a Greek military delegation visited the American Hellenic Institute’s Hellenic House. The seven member delegation was led by Lieutenant General Dimitrios Lymperis. Accompanying the delegation to AHI was Colonel Taxiarchis Sardellis, Embassy of Greece Defense Attaché and Lieutenant Colonel George Tsastas, Embassy of Greece Military Attaché. The delegation met with AHI Founder Gene Rossides, AHI Executive Director Nick Larigakis and AHI staff.

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Lieutenant General Dimitrios Lymperis presenting a plaque of the head of Alexander the Great to AHI Founder Gene Rossides as Nick Larigakis looks on.

The discussion centered around several topics of mutual interest ranging from U.S. relations with Greece, Turkish violations of Greek air space over the Aegean Sea, the Greek military’s deployment in multiple areas around the world, and Greece’s importance as the United States’ key strategic, political and economic ally in Southeast Europe and the Eastern Mediterranean.

“We were honored to have such a high ranking Greek military delegation visit Hellenic House. We look forward to working with them in the future to continue strengthening U.S. relations with Greece and pursuing common goals and objectives,” said AHI Executive Director Nick Larigakis.




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