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Cyprus and Hellenic Leadership Conference Held in Washington
2009-05-29 13:39:25

Washington, May 20 - The 25th Annual Cyprus and Hellenic Leadership Conference was hosted last week in Washington by the International Coordinating Committee Justice for Cyprus (PSEKA).

Around 100 members of the Greek American community, along with representatives from organizations of overseas Greeks in Canada and Britain, met with key members of the Congress, to brief them on the Cyprus problem, Greco-Turkish relations, the issue of FYROM, and the bilateral relations of the US with Greece and Cyprus.

Cypriot Government Spokesman Stephanos Stephanou attended and addressed the Conference. Furthermore, the Mayors of Turkish occupied Famagusta, Akanthou and Lefkoniko, and the Vice Mayor of Turkish occupied Morphou, also attended the Conference.

Wednesday there was a briefing session and opening remarks, followed by a State Department meeting and a welcoming buffet reception hosted by the Ambassador of Cyprus.

On Thursday, meetings were held with key Members of Congress and US Senators.

On Friday, a delegation, accompanied by Archbishop of America Demetrios, was received by Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. Then there was a presentation and panel discussion, followed by a closing strategy session.

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