Athens.- Deputy Foreign Minister Evripidis Stylianidis on Wednesday received Greek American students from major American universities. The deputy minister termed the students “a model for modern Greeks.”
The 10 Greek American university students and former assistant Secretary of Defense Barbara Pope are visiting Greece at the invitation of the Communications General Secretariat-Information General Secretariat through the initiative of the American non-profit organization “The next Generation Initiative”. Founders of the initiative are, amongst others, George Tenet, George Stefanopoulos, John Brademas, Paul Sarbanes and Leon Stavrou.
“Ecumenical Hellenism and particularly its new generation is the strongest advantage of modern Greece,” said Stylianidis, who expounded on the modern role of Greece, on the part of economic diplomacy and developmental cooperation.
The students were also briefed by Foreign Ministry Spokesman George Koumoutsakos.