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U.S. Ambassador to Greece Hosts Reception for the American Hellenic Institute Athens Chapter
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: ANGELIKI VASSILIOU
December 1, 2003 No. 62 (202) 785-8430

U.S. Ambassador to Greece Hosts Reception for the American Hellenic Institute Athens Chapter

WASHINGTON, DC—On November 19, 2003, the U.S. Ambassador to Greece, Thomas Miller, hosted a reception for the American Hellenic Institute Athens Chapter, at his residence, in Athens, Greece.

Over 250 prominent people from the political, diplomatic and business sectors in Athens attended the reception during which the Ambassador spoke on the important contribution of AHI and its efforts to strengthen the relations between Greece and the United States.

In his comments, Mr. Ilias Malevitis, President of the AHI Athens Chapter underlined the friendly climate between the two countries, acknowledged the services of the U.S. and highlighted the close and long-standing relationship between Greece and the United States.

The Ambassador acknowledged the Board of the AHI in Athens; Mr. Ilias Malevitis, President, Mr. George Economou, Vice President, Mrs. Katerina Papathanassiou, General Secretary, Ms. Nora Nikolopoulou, Public Relations.

On the occasion of the annual visit to Athens by AHI Executive Director Nick Larigakis, the Athens Chapter is hosting a reception today, Monday December 1st, 2003 at the Athens Plaza, with guest speaker Dr. Stratos Safioleas who will speak on "The International Press and the Athens 2004 Olympic Games."

For additional information on the AHI Athens Chapter, please contact Mr. Ilias Malevitis, at 011-3021-07232-706. For general information about the activities of AHI, please see our Web site at http://www.ahiworld.org.

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The American Hellenic Institute (AHI) and its affiliate organizations, the American Hellenic Institute Public Affairs Committee (AHIPAC), the American Hellenic Institute Foundation (AHIF), and the AHI Business Network, a division of the AHI, are working together under one roof, to provide a joint program for strengthening United States relations with Greece and Cyprus and within the American Hellenic community.