Common points of reference, identification and convergence of Greek and Arabic poetry, as well as the Greek and Arab people, were discussed in the 3rd meeting of Greek and Arab poets, entitled “Women in Greek and Arabic Poetry”.
Representatives of the Pan-Arab Writers’ Union, which has more than 350 members, that is some of the most important representatives of the field of literature in all Arab states, attended the event, as stated in a statement of the General Secretariat for Public Diplomacy and Greeks Abroad under the auspices of which the meeting was held.
Poets from Greece, the United Arab Emirates, Cyprus, Oman, Tunisia and the Secretary-General for Public Diplomacy and Greeks Abroad of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Giannis Chrysoulakis, attended the meeting, which was held online on the occasion of Women’s Day and Poetry Day.
The Centre for Greek and Arabic Literature and Culture (KELALP), headed by Vassilios Laopodis, organised the event.
The event was coordinated by the chairwoman of the KELALP, Persa Koumoutsis, who is a writer and translator of Arabic literature. In addition, poet and lyricist Lina Nikolakopoulou gave the opening speech.
The event was available in two languages since there was a simultaneous interpretation of speeches and poems recited by Dr Khaled Rauf (Greek-Arabic) and Persa Koumoutsis (Arabic-Greek).