New Deputy Foreign Minister assigned after Diamataris resignation

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The role of Deputy Foreign Minister responsible for the Greek diaspora worldwide has been assigned to Dr Costas Vlassis.

This came after the previous minister, Antonis Diamataris, resigned last week following a scandal regarding false information on his CV. The announcement of Diamataris’ resignation came as he landed in Australia for a Ministerial visit, which has now become a personal trip.

READ MORE: Greek Deputy Foreign Minister Antonis Diamataris resigns ahead of Australian tour

Dr Costas Vlassis is a 44-year old doctor graduate from the Medical School of Athens, from where he obtained his PhD in 2005. Vlassis has been an Associate Professor since 2016.

Vlassis was appointed the role by Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis, due to his strong connection with Greeks abroad, particularly those in America.

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