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Greek and Australian officials discuss the construction of ANZAC monuments on Lemnos

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Greek Deputy Minister of Defence, Alkiviadis Stefanis, and Australian Minister for Veterans and Defence Personnel, Darren Chester MP, had an online meeting on Tuesday, February 23.

During the meeting, Mr Chester presented a new proposal by the Australian Department of Veterans’ Affairs for the construction of monuments on the Greek island of Lemnos, to recognise the contribution of the Australian and New Zealand Army Corps (ANZAC) in World War II and the Battle of Gallipoli.

The online meeting between Greece’s Deputy Minister of Defence, Alkiviadis Stefanis, Australia’s Ambassador to Greece, Arthur Spyrou, and Australian Minister for Veterans and Defence Personnel, Darren Chester MP. Photo: Law & Order.

According to Law & Order, the project will be funded by the Australian Government and aims to promote Lemnos as an attraction for Australians, New Zealanders, as well as British and Greek expatriates in Australia.

The Ambassador of Australia to Greece, Mr Arthur Spyrou, was also present during the meeting.

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