Greece’s Prime Minister, Kyriakos Mitsotakis, met with Archbishop Makarios of Australia at the Maximos Mansion in Athens on Tuesday, September 13.
During the meeting, Mitsotakis and Archbishop Makarios spoke about Hellenism in Australia, as well as the work of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of Australia.
According to a press release from the Prime Minister’s office, Mitsotakis expressed his support of the Archdiocese during the meeting.
This meeting comes as Archbishop Makarios also met with Greece’s Foreign Minister, Nikos Dendias, last week to discuss “the precious spiritual work of the Archdiocese and its contribution in strengthening relations with the Greek diaspora in Australia.”
Archbishop Makarios has been in Greece this month and recently paid an official visit to the Greek island of Kastellorizo on Friday, September 2.
During the three day visit, Archbishop Makarios celebrated the marriage of a Greek Australian couple and connected with the over 200 Australians of Kastellorizian heritage who are currently on the island.
The Archbishop also met with the Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew in Constantinople in August.