Greek Deputy Defence Minister Nikolaos Hardalias in Australia on official visit


Greek Deputy Minister of National Defence Nikolaos Hardalias, is on an official visit to Australia reported the national broadcaster ERT.

On Saturday, 22 October, Hardalias had a meeting with the Premier of Victoria, Mr. Daniel Andrews, on the sidelines of the events of the expatriate Festival "ANTIPODES 2022".

During their meeting Hardalias and Andrews confirmed the historically close relations between Greece and Australia, which are based on historical, expatriate and religious ties. They discussed issues of mutual interest, with a focus on ways to further strengthen bilateral relations in multiple areas, including issues that concern the large Greek Diaspora community.

Hardalias met on Sunday with the bishop of Sozopolis Kyriakos and with the Greek-Australian deputies N. Staikos and L. Tarlamis and visited the General Consul and the Greek Museum in Melbourne.

The Minister also participated in a working lunch with prominent entrepreneurs of the Diaspora in Melbourne. They exchanged views on issues of cooperation and investments in the Greek economy which, despite the ongoing international crises, is growing fast, the Defence Ministry said in an announcement.