Greek Ambassador Georges Papacostas visits Wagga

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Greek Ambassador, Georges Papacostas, visited Wagga’s Greek community in New South Wales for the first time on Sunday.

Mr Papacostas was accompanied by military attache, Colonel Ioannis Fasianos, for the informal occasion at the Greek Orthodox Church hall where he spoke to an audience of about 100, reported Daily Advertiser.

“Wagga’s Greek community is great,” Mr Papacostas expressed. “It’s my first time visiting here and I’m amazed it’s not too far away.”

In his speech, Mr Papacostas reflected on the relationship between Greece and Australia, describing it as “impeccable”. However, the ambassador noted his endeavours to continually strengthen the relationship.

Wagga mayor Dallas Tout welcomed the ambassador to the city on Sunday and extended an invitation to Mr Papacostas to return again.

Photo: Greek Orthodox Parish & Community of Wagga Wagga.

“I expect you to come here again next time,” Mayor Tout said.

Despite the short notice, Wagga and district Greek community president Kosta Papaioanou said the turnout from the Greek community was positive.

“It was great to be able to have a lot of our community out here to welcome the dignitaries,” Mr Papaioanou stated. “It’s a very momentous occasion for us.”

Source: Daily Advertiser

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