On September 16, the Presidents of the Greek Communities of Alexandria and of Cairo, Ioannis Siokas and Christos Kavalis, held their first meeting with the new Deputy Foreign Minister for Greek Diaspora, Andreas Katsaniotis, at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Athens.
During the discussion of the representatives of the two great and historical diaspora communities with the deputy minister, the two presidents informed him about the most important issues related to the Greek community in Egypt, while emphasizing the crucial issue of education.
“The communities are economically strong, but we ask for the support of the Greek State, especially in the issues of education,” stressed among others the two presidents.
He was also briefed on the long-standing problem of granting of citizenship, medical and hospital care of the Egyptians, the issues of the two Greek Yacht Clubs of Alexandria and of Cairo.
They stressed the importance of the current relations between the two countries, Greece and Egypt, which are at the best possible and highest level, a fact that has very positive effects on the Greek community in Egypt.
On his part, the new deputy minister stressed to Siokas and Kavalis that the Greek Communities in Egypt are of special interest to him. In fact, he assured the two presidents that he would always be by the side of the two Communities for any assistance.
During the meeting, which took place in a cordial atmosphere, the two presidents invited the new deputy minister to visit Cairo and Alexandria soon and stressed that they would continue to be in constant contact and cooperation on issues concerning the Greek community in Egypt.