Secretary General for Greeks Abroad applauds Kytherian Association of Australia for centenary

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Greece’s Secretary General for Greeks Abroad and Public Diplomacy, John Chrysoulakis, has sent a letter of congratulations to the Kytherian Association of Australia (KAA) to mark their centenary anniversary.

In a letter addressed to the President of the KAA, Emmanuel Alfieris, Mr Chrysoulakis congratulated the Association for “always serving the national goal of preserving the ties of Greeks abroad with our ancestors and ancestry.”

READ MORE: Kytherian Association of Australia successfully launches its centenary celebrations.

“It is this characteristic which has ensured the full support and cooperation for 100 years of thousands of members who volunteer their time and money [to the KAA],” Mr Chrysoulakis wrote, while stressing the diaspora’s continued and strong love for Kythera.

READ MORE: ‘The future is here’: Kytherian Association of Australia holds annual Aroney Awards Night.

The KAA is celebrating its centenary anniversary this year. Photo: Nick Bourdaniotis.

The Secretary General then went on to praise the Kytherian Australians for their “contribution to the economic, social, cultural, business and political life of Australia,” and wrote briefly about the KAA limited edition centenary medallions.

“It is no coincidence that the Collectible Medals issued for the centenary of the KAA were minted by the Royal Australian Mint,” the letter states.

READ MORE: ‘It’s a piece of our history’: Why three proud Kytherians bid on the Centenary Medallion.

“Having on one side the map of Kythera and on the other Aphrodite… are a completely successful depiction of the history of Kythera and honour this historic anniversary.”

Mr Chrysoulakis concluded his letter by wishing the KAA “all the best for the future.”

READ MORE: Zoe Sophios designs the official medallion for the Kytherian Association of Australia’s centenary.

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