Deputy Foreign Minister for Diaspora Greeks Antonis Diamataris held a meeting with Metropolitan John of Zambia.
The charitable and missionary work carried out by the Metropolis of Zambia was the main topic during the meeting held today at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
Metropolitan John wished the deputy minister well in his new duty. Then he referred to the educational work carried out by the Metropolis, which contributes to the dissemination of the Greek language and culture while being a point of reference and recognition of the Greek community in the region.
Antonis Diamataris thanked the Metropolitan, wished him much success in his difficult task, and expressed his intention to continue providing medical supplies in cooperation with the Ministry of National Defense to relieve the refugees in Zambia.
The deputy minister hosted a luncheon in honour of Archbishop Nikitas of Thyateira and Great Britain last night.
In his address, Antonis Diamataris congratulated the Archbishop on his election in Great Britain, wished him much success in his important mission and stressed that Greece would always be a source of assistance in his work.
On his part, the Archbishop thanked the deputy minister, referred to their friendly relationship and emphasized that he looked forward to his valuable assistance in the accomplishment of his mission.
Abbot of Petraki Monastery, Bishop Iakovos Bizaourtis of Thavmakos, Archdeacon Evgenios Tsaramanidis, Protopresbyterian Thomas Sinodinos, Legal Advisor Sakis Kechagioglou, Archbishop’s associates Georgios Papagiannopoulos and Fotios Fotopoulos, and the Archons of the Ecumenical Patriarchate, Athanasios Konstantopoulos and Gerasimos Fokas, attended the luncheon.