Ambassador Venizelos formally meets with Governor-General of New Zealand


The Ambassador of Greece to Australia, Stavros Venizelos, formally presented his credentials as non-resident ambassador to the Governor-General of New Zealand, Dame Cindy Kiro, on Wednesday, June 12. The ceremony emphasised the enduring and cordial relations between Greece and New Zealand.

Stavros Venizelos and Dame Cindy Kiro.

During the presentation, Ambassador Venizelos referenced a poignant excerpt from the Greek poet Angelos Sikelianos’s “March of the Spirit,” expressing gratitude for the warm reception and hospitality extended by the Governor-General. He also acknowledged the support provided by George Neonakis, Honorary Consul of Greece in Wellington, to the Greek community in New Zealand.

The meeting highlighted shared values and the commitment to strengthening bilateral ties across various sectors including culture, education, and trade. Ambassador Venizelos reiterated Greece’s eagerness to deepen collaboration with New Zealand on mutual interests and global challenges.

As both nations look forward to future collaborations, the ceremony marked a significant step in furthering the longstanding friendship and partnership between Greece and New Zealand.




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