The High Commissioner of the Republic of Cyprus to Canada, Georgios Ioannidis, visited Archbishop Sotirios of Canada at the Holy Archdiocese.
The Archbishop gave the High Commissioner a tour of the premises in the Archdiocese and especially the Church of St. John the Theologian, the construction of the Greek-Canadian Heritage Museum, the Patriarchal Toronto Orthodox Theological Academy, and the fourth floor where the administrative offices of the Archdiocese are located.
They discussed how far the Greek and Cypriot diaspora in Canada has progressed, and how close the relations are between Greece and Cyprus. The main topics of discussion were focused on how all Greeks and Greek-Cypriots should work together in Canada, and the consensus and cooperation they must have in their relationship with the Canadian government. Their actions must be coordinated and there should be a common body so that governments can respond better.
The meeting and the discussion that followed were pleasant and creative. Towards the end, gifts were exchanged. The Archbishop wished the new High Commissioner of Cyprus, Ioannidis, that his term in Canada be creative and beneficial to everyone, although — as His Eminence pointed out — Ioannidis’ training and positive dealing of matters leave no doubt for his future success.