Visit of the Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs Mr. Kyriakos Gerontopoulos in Romania, 21-22.10.2014
The Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mr. Kyriakos Gerontopoulos, held a two-day visit to Romania.
On the first day, Mr. Gerontopoulos, accompanied by the Ambassador of Greece to Romania, Mr. Grigorios Vassiloconstandakis, inaugurated the new premises of the Greek School of Bucharest “Athena” and met with the students and the teachers of the school, as well as with the Board of the Association of Parents. Then, he met with the President of the Hellenic Union of Romania and Member of the Romanian Parliament, Mr. Dragos Zisopoulos. In the afternoon, the Deputy Foreign Minister inaugurated the new offices of the Greek-Romanian Chamber of Commerce and Industry.
The next day, the Deputy Foreign Minister visited the historical Greek communities of Brăila and Galaţi. Ηe was welcomed by the local Greek communities, many of their members and the the Mayor of Brăila, Mr. Aurel Simionescu, as well as the Deputy Mayor of Galaţi, Mr. Florin Popa. While in Brăila and Galaţi, Mr. Gerontopoulos paid visit to the Greek cathedrals of these cities. During these meetings Mr. Gerontopoulos noted that “Greece and Romania have longstanding excellent relations and the Greek community in Romania works as a bridge between the two peoples”. While in Brăila, Mr. Gerontopoulos visited the residences of the Greek poet Andreas Embirikos and the composer Iannis Xenakis. Also a museum dedicated to the famous writer Panait Istrati, of Greek-Romanian origin. In Galaţi, Mr. Gerontopoulos visited the town cemetery and laid a wreath on the monument of the Greek Unknown Soldier, dedicated to the Greek soldiers who lost their lives in World War I.