Supreme President Meets with New Greek Ambassador to U.S.;
Outlines Programs for the Administrative Year
WASHINGTON—Supreme President Gus J. James, II met with His Excellency Alexandros P. Mallias, the new Greek ambassador to the United States, today. President James welcomed the ambassador to Washington, outlined his goals for the administrative year, and offered assistance in the promotion of Hellenism.
“We had a very productive meeting with Ambassador Mallias,” said James. “It was a solid exchange of ideas. We look forward to working with the ambassador and his staff on programs and events that will strengthen the bonds between the United States and Greece.”
According the James, the ambassador described relations between the U.S. and Greece as “excellent” and that the two countries view each other as “strategic partners” working to promote democracy and freedom.
“One of AHEPA's goals is to bring to the forefront different aspects of the strategic relationship between the U.S. and Greece,” said James. “Initially, we aim to do so with a forum on the Balkans planned for December.”
James also discussed details for his visit to Greece on Oct. 25-29. The trip is designed to provide the groundwork for the Supreme President’s annual spring overseas excursion while advancing AHEPA’s “Voice of Hellenism” campaign. The campaign is intended to provide a greater voice on the issues that affect Hellenism, and therefore, affect the core of AHEPA’s mission.
According to James, the “Voice of Hellenism” campaign was well received by Ambassador Mallias as well as His Excellency Euripides Evriviades, ambassador of the Republic of Cyprus to the United States, with whom James met with on Sept. 8.
Ambassador Mallias presented his credentials to President George W. Bush on Monday, October 3, 2005.