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Outgoing, Incoming Greek Defense Attachés Visit AHI
October 5, 2012—No. 65 (202) 785-8430

Outgoing, Incoming Greek Defense Attachés Visit AHI

WASHINGTON, DC —The outgoing and incoming Greek defense attachés of the Embassy of Greece visited the American Hellenic Institute’s Hellenic House on September 19, 2012.  After several years of service at the Defense Attaché’s Office at Embassy of Greece, Defense Attaché Col. Taxiarchis Sardellis has completed his post in Washington.  Col. Sardellis’ replacement, Col. Evangelos Papadopoulos, accompanied him on the visit to AHI.

“We wish Colonel Sardellis all the best in his future endeavors,” AHI President Nick Larigakis said. “We will miss working with him, and we appreciated his interest in AHI initiatives and programs.  We look forward to fostering the same level of cooperation with Colonel Papadopoulos that we have enjoyed with the defense attaché office over the years, and we wish him the best in his new post.”

Col. Sardellis and AHI President Larigakis.

AHI President Largiakis is flanked by Greek Defense Attachés Sardellis (left) and Papadopoulos (right).

The American Hellenic Institute is an independent non-profit Greek American public policy center that works to strengthen relations between the United States and Greece and Cyprus, and within the Greek American community.


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