Int'l Relations : Int'l Parliamentary Diplomacy & Activities : Greeks Abroad

World Hellenic Inter-parliamentary Association (WHIA)

The World Hellenic Inter-Parliamentary Association is an organization established in August 1996 on a Greek government initiative. It consists of current and former elected members of legislatures of Greek descent in non-Greek speaking countries and aims to: a) foster communication and promote relations between these legislators and the Hellenic Parliament, b) strengthen relations of friendship and co-operation with Greece and develop a common strategy in relation to issues of Greek interest and c) bring forth and promote the Hellenic Culture and the Greek language.

WHIA co-operates closely with the Special Permanent Committee on Greeks Abroad in order to tackle issues regarding the Greek Diaspora.

The Governing Body of the World Hellenic Inter-Parliamentary Association meets in Greece once or twice a year while the General Assembly is held every two years in Athens. The General Assembly has adopted significant resolutions supporting Greek issues at international level.

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