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Foreign Minister N. Kotzias' statement on the Ancient Civilizations Forum

Friday, 21 April 2017

Foreign Minister N. Kotzias' statement on the Ancient Civilizations Forum"On Sunday, the day after tomorrow, the meeting of ACForum begins, a meeting of states with great historical cultures that continue to be relevant today, influencing humanity and constituting a form of soft power and economic power.

On Greece's initiative, and with the People's Republic of China as co-organizer, we organized the meeting of the ten states with important historical civilizations, which are China, India, Iraq, Iran, Egypt, Greece, Italy, Mexico, Peru and Bolivia. At the same time, we also have requests from other countries to participate in the Forum in the future.

As part of this International Conference, we have also organized cultural events, including a concert by Mr. Mikroutisikos and a visit to the Acropolis Museum. We have organized a Scientific Conference, which will be attended by academics from all of the aforementioned countries, and of course the main event is the meeting of the Foreign Ministers, at which we will talk about how we can best capitalise on our capability and cooperation in the culture sector, to the benefit of peace and our peoples."

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