Australian Ambassador Alison Duncan meets President of Greece’s Parliament

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The Ambassador of Australia to Greece, Alison Duncan met with the President of the Hellenic Parliament, Konstantinos Tasoulas, on Friday, February 2, to discuss the excellent relations between Greece and Australia.

During the meeting, which was held in Athens, Greece, Mr Tasoulas pointed out that the relations are characterised by historical depth, as well as the continuous support of the large Greek community in Australia. 

Other key highlights of the meeting included a discussion of the close bonds between the two countries, their shared stance on many international issues and their adherence to International Law and the Principles of the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS).

Duncan and Tasoulas
Ms Alison Duncan and Mr Konstantinos Tasoulas at their meeting last week. Photo: Hellenic Parliament.gr.

Ms Duncan emphasised the respect Australians have for Greek culture, noting at the same time that Greece is the birthplace of the democratic state.

The importance of Greek diaspora in Australia was also emphasised, as the 2021 census revealed that approximately 425,000 Australians declared themselves to be of Greek descent. 

Mr Tasoulas concluded the meeting by expressing his satisfaction with the establishment of a large Greece-Australia Friendship Parliamentary Group for the current parliamentary term, which will aim to further strengthen the relations between the two parliaments.

Source: Hellenic Parliament.gr.

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