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10 Dec 2015

Paraskevopoulos: Opening of Greece’s Honorary Consulate in Belarus will advance bilateral relations

MINSK, 10 December (BelTA) – The opening of the Honorary Consulate of Greece in Belarus will contribute to the development of bilateral relations, Secretary General of the Hellenic Ministry of Foreign Affairs Dimitrios Paraskevopoulos said on 10 December as he attended the opening ceremony of the Honorary Consulate in Minsk, BelTA has learned.

“The opening of the Honorary Consulate shows that Greece is eager to develop closer cooperation with Belarus and increase its presence in this country,” Dimitrios Paraskevopoulos noted.

He expressed confidence that the Honorary Consulate will advance the bilateral relations in trade, economy, culture, and education. Dimitrios Paraskevopoulos pointed out that Belarus and Greece have great potential for cooperation in tourism.

“After a ten-year hiatus, Greece has returned to Minsk. Our country has been facing serious challenges over this period,” Dimitrios Paraskevopoulos added.

He also noted that today the whole Europe is faced with major challenges and shocks. In his words, Greece continues to believe in European unity.

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