Governor-General the first Australian state leader to visit Greece in over 25 years

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The Governor-General of Australia, David Hurley, will be the first Australian state leader to visit Greece in over 25 years, AMNA.gr has reported.

According to a press release by the Governor-General’s office, Mr Hurley and his wife will undertake a State Visit to Greece before attending the Coronation of King Charles in the United Kingdom.

“The State Visit to Greece is an opportunity to celebrate the historic links and close friendship between our nations,” the press release reads.

During his historic visit, the Governor-General will meet with Greece’s President Katerina Sakellaropoulou and Greece’s Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis.

The Governor-General and Mrs Hurley will also travel to the Greek island of Lemnos for the ground-breaking ceremony for the Lemnos Remembrance Trail and other commemorative events marking the service of Australians on Lemnos during the Gallipoli campaign.

Mr Hurley will depart Australia for Greece on April 30 and will return on May 10. 

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