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Athens, 2 February 2024

President of Parliament meets with Ambassador of Australia


The President of the Hellenic Parliament, Constantine Tassoulas, met today at the Parliament with the Australian Ambassador to Greece, Alison Duncan.

The President of the Parliament praised the excellent relations between the two states and noted that these relations are characterised for their historical depth, while the prosperous and significant Greek community is a driving force for their development. The close ties between the two states, their common stance on many international issues and, in particular, their commitment to International Law and the Principles of the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS), as well as their willingness for even greater cooperation in most other areas was noted.

The Australian Ambassador stressed the respect of the Australians for the Greek culture, noting at the same time that Greece is the birthplace of the democratic political system. Particular emphasis was placed on the Greek community in Australia, considering that during the 2021 census approximately 425,000 Australians declared that they are of Greek origin. Finally, she underlined that the Greek language is taught in Higher Education Institutions in the country, thus marking in the best possible way the bilateral educational and cultural cooperation.

The President of the Parliament, concluded by expressing his satisfaction for the appointment of a large Parliamentary Friendship Group between Greece and Australia for the current parliamentary term, which will contribute to further strengthen the relations between the two Parliaments.

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