Arthur Spyrou meets with Nikos Dendias and other Five Eyes Ambassadors


Australia’s Ambassador to Greece Arthur Spyrou met with Greek Foreign Minister Nikos Dendias and other Five Eyes Ambassadors on Friday to discuss the Greek diaspora and the situation in the Eastern Mediterranean.

The lunch function was an opportunity for each country to discuss bilateral relations with Greece, as well as exchange views on the growth of the Greek diaspora.

All ambassadors from the participating countries look to share great relations, with New Zealand’s Ambassador Anthony Simpson saying on Twitter the evening was filled with “charming company, and fascinating conversation”.

Similarly, US Ambassador to Greece Geoffrey Pyatt said the lunch was the perfect setting to “review many of the 5 eyes issues where our shared interests converge with those in Greece”.

The ‘Five Eyes’ (FVEY) is an intelligence alliance comprising Australia, Canada, New Zealand, the United Kingdom and the United States. Under the alliance, all the listed countries are bound by the multilateral UKUSA Agreement for joint cooperation in signals intelligence, military intelligence, and human intelligence.

The surveillance capabilities of the Five Eyes were used in the aftermath of the September 11 attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon, as well as during the cold war.




By subscribing you accept our Terms of Service and Privacy Policy.


Latest News

Identity and forgotten history hot topics at 2024 Greek Australian Writer’s Festival

Identity and forgotten history were hot topics at 2024 Greek Australian Writer's Festival. Read the full story here.

In the footsteps of Digenis Akritas: Melbourne exhibition celebrates Hellenic unity

A new Melbourne exhibition fosters a deeper understanding of the shared history and culture of Greeks from Cyprus.

Pericles Moustakas takes over as coach of Apollon FC Youth team

Apollon Football (Public) Ltd has announced the beginning of its collaboration with Greek-Cypriot Australian, Pericles Moustakas as Coach of the club's U19 Youth team. According...

Economist Sophie Photios estimates 50 percent chance of recession for 2024

Macquarie economist Sophie Photios estimates there is a 50 percent chance of recession this year as the “trap” of high migration unwinds.

Apostolos Stamatelopoulos to play in A-League All Stars squad against Newcastle United

Newcastle Jets forward, Apostolos Stamatelopoulos has been confirmed to play in the A-League All Stars Men's squad ahead of the blockbuster clash against Premier...

You May Also Like

Greek Community of Melbourne honours Mark Bouris’ contribution to Greek-Australian community

The president Bill Papastergiadis with the board provided a plaque to Mark to honour his contribution to the community, with Bill noting that Mark’s upbringing and Hellenic background resonated enormously with the audience.

Candalepas and Associates win design competition for Sydney apartment tower

Candalepas and Associates has won a design excellence competition for a hotel and apartment tower in central Sydney.

Maserati’s first all-electric SUV named ‘Greek Thunderbolt’

Maserati has revealed its first all-electric SUV vehicle, the Masterati Grecale Folgore, which translates to 'Greek Thunderbolt.'