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AHI Issues Statement Supporting Pan-Macedonian Association Of America On Recent Macedonian Initiatives
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: NICK LARIGAKIS
March 18, 2001 No. 14/01 (202) 785-8430

AHI Issues Statement Supporting Pan-Macedonian Association Of America On Recent Macedonian Initiatives

On March 17, 2001 the AHI Board of Directors issued the following statement supporting the Pan-Macedonian Association of America for its crucial efforts to protect the cultural heritage of Macedonia and all Hellenes in light of the recent talks between the governments of Greece and the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia.

The statement reads:

"The American Hellenic Institutes and its affiliate organizations support the efforts of the Pan-Macedonian Association of America to protect the cultural heritage and patrimony of all Macedons and Hellenes. The AHI expresses its concern that the current negotiations between the government of Greece and the government in Skopje to resolve the 'name' issue may cause irreparable damage to the Hellenic heritage of Greece's northern state. The AHI joins with the Pan Macedonian Association in continuing to work towards a resolution with the government in Skopje that protects and unambiguously reaffirms the Greek character of Macedonia and its inhabitants."