The President of the Greek Community of Melbourne (GCM) Mr Bill Papastergiadis met with the President of the Parliament of Cyprus Mr Dimitris Syllouris, during his recent official visit in Melbourne.
Mr Papastergiades met with Mr Syllouris on Sunday evening during an event at the Cyprian Community of Melbourne (CCM). In his address at the event, Mr. Papastergiadis thanked the President of the CCM, Mr. Stellios Angelodimou and the CCM for its close relationship with the GCM.
He also emphasised that the Greek Community of Melbourne supports the CCM’s activities and programs and in particular the plans for its new building.
Mr Papastergiadis also had a private meeting with Mr Syllouris on Monday morning, which was attended by the High Commissioner of the Republic of Cyprus in Australia, Ms Martha Mavrommatis.
“At this meeting we discussed a number of issues on which we will work together in the near future,” Mr Papastergiadis said.
“First, I informed him about the creation of the new Chair at the University of Melbourne on Greek Language and Multiculturalism and that through this Chair we will try to establish close relationships with other universities in Australia, Greece and Cyprus, so that students can study at these universities. This will benefit the students and will also contribute to the improvement of the relations and cooperation of our countries.”
Mr. Papastergiadis also briefed Mr. Syllouris on the special investment conference to be held in Greece shortly, and suggested Cyprus participate too.
“Within two months and in collaboration with the Government of Victoria and investors from Australia, we are holding a special investment conference in Greece. I suggested to Mr Syllouris that Cyprus should also participate, in order to benefit from the investments that are expected to be made, “said Papastergiadis.