Australia sends its first ‘Greek’ Ambassador to the USA

Arthur Sinodinos AO
*Official White House Photo by Joyce N. Boghosian

The Hon. Arthur Sinodinos AO, is now officially Australia’s Ambassador to the United States, after presenting his credentials to President Trump at the White House yesterday.

I could not be more proud or humbled to represent Australia as custodian of our most important bilateral relationship,” he posted on his official twitter account.

Mr. Sinodinos is a pillar of the Greek-Australian society and has made outstanding contributions to the Australian and Greek community. He has subsequently worked as a public servant and political adviser, most notably as chief of staff to Prime Minister John Howard between 1997 and 2006, before being appointed to fill a vacant seat in the Senate in 2011. Former Prime Ministers Tony Abbott and Malcolm Turnbull also gave him a senior position in their ministries.

Now, Arthur starts a new chapter and writes history, becoming the first Australian born Greek origin Ambassador to the United States.

*Official White House Photo by Joyce N. Boghosian