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Deputy Assistant Secretary of State Meets with AHI
November 8, 2013—No. 64 (202) 785-8430

Deputy Assistant Secretary of State Meets with AHI

WASHINGTON, DC —The newly-appointed Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for the Bureau of European and Eurasian Affairs, Dr. Amanda Sloat, met with American Hellenic Institute (AHI) President Nick Larigakis on November 4, 2013.  The meeting took place at the U.S. Department of State.

“On behalf of AHI, I appreciated the opportunity to meet with Deputy Assistant Secretary Sloat,” Larigakis said. “I welcomed the substantive discussion we had on issues of importance to the community. I look forward to maintaining an open line of communication in the best interest of United States interests in the region.”

The discussion focused on a wide array of topics, including:  initiatives to strengthen U.S. relations with Greece, the reunification of Cyprus, the FYROM name dispute issue, Greece’s important role as the United States’ key strategic, political and economic ally in southeast Europe and the eastern Mediterranean; and the plight of the Ecumenical Patriarchate.

Davida Baxter, Greek desk officer, U.S. Department of State, attended the meeting.

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


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