Australia’s ambassador to Greece joins foreign diplomats in reciting Greek literature for #StayHome campaign

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Foreign diplomats from 18 countries have recited Greek literature in support of Greece’s “Stay Home” campaign against the spread of coronavirus. The second video, featuring a compilation of the remaining ten foreign representatives, was posted by the Greek Foreign Ministry on Facebook and Youtube Wednesday.

Australia’s ambassador to Greece Thanassis ‘Arthur’ Spyrou was included in the recently released video, reciting Yannis Ritsos’ poem, ‘Monochords’, in English. Other participating countries included Belgium, Bulgaria, Finland, Germany, Italy, Japan, Korea, Portugal and the Slovak Republic.

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Read More: Foreign diplomats recite Greek literature in support of Greece’s #StayHome campaign

The video was released under the title “Staying at home and traveling through literature: diplomats recite Greek literature (Part 2)”. The effort was coordinated through the initiative of the General Secretariat for Public Diplomacy, Religious and Consular Affairs.

“Through the universality and the timelessness of Greek literature, from Homer to the present day, [the envoys] are sending their own message of international solidarity against the pandemic,” the General Secretariat said in a statement.

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