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Mayor of Occupied City of Famagusta Visits AHI
July 15, 2011—No. 46 (202) 785-8430

Mayor of Occupied City of Famagusta Visits AHI

WASHINGTON, DC —The Honorable Alexis Ghalanos, mayor of the occupied city of Famagusta and former speaker of the Cyprus House of Representatives, visited American Hellenic Institute’s (AHI’s) Hellenic House on July 13, 2011.

“We were honored to have Mayor Ghalanos visit with us,” said AHI President Nick Larigakis. “We welcomed his thoughts and perspective on the current situation on the island.”

Ambassador Pavlos Anastasiades, Mr. Simos Ioannou, leader, AKEL Party, Municipal Council of Famagusta, and Mr. Constantinos Hadjikakou, leader, Democratic Rally Party, Municipal Council of Famagusta, accompanied Mayor Ghalanos.

AHI Founder Gene Rossides and Demetra Atsaloglou, director, Media Relations and Research Analyst participated at the meeting.

AHI President Larigakis, Ambassador Anastasiades, AHI Founder Rossides, Mayor Ghalanos, Mr. Hadjikakou, and Mr. Ioannou share a moment during the mayor’s visit to Hellenic House.

The American Hellenic Institute is a non-profit Greek American public policy center that works to strengthen relations between the United States and Greece and Cyprus, and within the Greek American community.


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