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Diplomatic and Historical Archives

Diplomatic and Historical ArchivesThe Service of Diplomatic & Historical Archives (Y.D.I.A.) of the Hellenic Ministry of Foreign Affairs (M.F.A.) is responsible, according to article 19 of the New Regulation of the Ministry (Law 3566/2007), for safe-keeping, preserving, classifying and utilizing the written, audio-visual and electronic archives of the Ministry. Furthermore, Y.D.I.A. is responsible for the diplomatic records of the Greek authorities abroad (Embassies, Consulates, Permanent Delegations, Liaison Offices) and also has the management of the Library and the Film Archive together with its subsidiary departments (Photographic Archive and Digitisation Laboratory) of the M.F.A. As in most European Union member-states, from an administrative point of view, the Service is directly under the jurisdiction of the Minister of Foreign Affairs.

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Apart from the safe-keeping, preservation, classification, and utilization of the written, audio-visual and electronic archives of the M.F.A., the Service of Diplomatic & Historical Archives is responsible for the publication of specialized books and studies, the declassification of the diplomatic archives and the encouragement of research through the provision to researchers of the available archival material. Finally, Y.D.I.A. supports with the necessary documentation official research projects dealing with current foreign policy issues.
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