“It is important to see youth in the Greek Square of Satby, here where the Greek community of Alexandria was nurtured for over 178 years. That gives us hope for tomorrow, for us to continue to exist.”
With these words, the Vice-President of the Greek Community of Alexandria, Andreas Vafeiadis, welcomed the fifteen diaspora young people of the NOSTOS program who visited the organization yesterday and saw up close what the great Greek benefactors of the place in the city had to offer over time.
“Welcome to the heart of the city, the Greek side of Alexandria, the city where Greeks and Egyptians lived for centuries.
Especially in the last two centuries, it is the city that is the center of this cosmopolitan feeling throughout the Eastern Mediterranean,” said the Greek Consul General in Alexandria, Athanasios Kotsionis, who also warmly welcomed the young people who participate in the 4th phase of the program “NOSTOS-Return to the Roots,” as it began in 2017 following the decision of the Summit of the leaders of Greece, Egypt and Cyprus in Nicosia.
The visit took place in a moving atmosphere, with young people from the three countries admiring the most beautiful part of the city with a great history, such as Averofio Greek School and Tositsaio Greek School, Julia Slavagou Theater, the big stadium, and the historic hall of the Community Committee with the portraits of all the late presidents and benefactors the Greek Community.
The Secretary-General of the Greek Community of Alexandria, Dimitris Kavouras, spoke about the history of these buildings in the presence of the Community Commissioner, Nikolas Kopelos, but also the representatives of the Minister of Immigration and Expatriates Affairs, Nabila Makram.
The fifteen participants in the program expressed their admiration for what they had the opportunity to see during their visit to the Greek Community of Alexandria and thanked the three countries for implementing the NOSTOS program.