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Greek PM applauds diaspora’s ‘invaluable contribution’ in New Year’s address




In his New Year’s message, Greece’s Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis acknowledged the significant role played by the Greek diaspora, describing it as an “invaluable contribution” to the nation’s progress. 

Mitsotakis, speaking on behalf of the government, expressed steadfast support for the diaspora and highlighted key developments enhancing their involvement in Greek affairs.

Greek PM Kyriakos Mitsotakis reflected on how the diaspora played a significant role. Photo: PrimeMinisters.gr.

Addressing Greeks around the world, Mitsotakis emphasised the government’s ongoing commitment to prioritise relations with the diaspora. 

He noted recent positive changes, including the removal of obstacles to overseas voters’ participation in Greek elections and the introduction of mail-in voting, providing an accessible means for expressing opinions on matters concerning the homeland.

“The National Strategy for Hellenism Abroad is evolving, with a key focus on preserving the Greek language, our rich cultural heritage, and advancing education,” Mitsotakis stated in his message.

Acknowledging technological advancements, the Prime Minister also pointed out the dedicated section on the gov.gr website exclusively catering to requests from the diaspora. 

Mitsotakis expressed confidence in the continued collaboration between the government and the Greek diaspora, recognising its vital role in shaping the nation’s global identity.

Source: Ekathimerini.

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