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Deputy FM Amanatidis visits Mount Athos

Monday, 01 February 2016

Today, Monday, 1 February 2016, Deputy Foreign Minister Ioannis Amanatidis headed a delegation on a visit to Mount Athos, on the occasion of the proceedings of the Holy Community.

The delegation was initially received at the port of Dafni by the Civil Governor of Mount Athos, Aristos Kasmiroglou, and was then officially received at the capital, Karyes, according to local protocol, by the Representatives of the Holy Monasteries and the holy community Epistates.

The major issues of the central administration of Mount Athos were discussed at the meeting, and solutions to these issues were considered. Mr. Amanatidis was accompanied by the Special Secretary for Religious and Cultural Diplomacy, Dr. Efstathios Lianos Liantis, and the Director of the Foreign Ministry’s E2 Directorate, Ambassador Ilias Iliadis.