GOCSA President Peter Gardiakos meets with Australian Ambassador to Greece Alison Duncan in Athens

Australian Ambassador to Greece Alison Duncan with GOCSA President Peter Gardiakos

Adelaide, South Australia, July 25 2023 – On July 20, 2023, the President of the Greek Orthodox Community of South Australia (GOCSA), Peter Gardiakos, had an introductory meeting with the newly appointed Australian Ambassador to Greece,
Alison Duncan, in Athens.

During the meeting, Mr Gardiakos introduced GOCSA’s priorities to the diplomat,
shared the story of George Tramountanas (anglicised as George North), who was the
the first settler of Greek origin in South Australia and talked about the strong ties of
Greece and South Australia.

The Ambassador expressed her passion for Greek culture, language, and the arts
and said that she has started learning the Greek language.
Speaking about the future, Ms. Duncan said that she can see great opportunities
between Australia and Greece that will further expand the relationship between the
two countries.
“It was great to meet Ambassador Alison Duncan in Athens and discuss the
importance of working to maintain and strengthen the existing bilateral cooperation,”
said GOCSA President Peter Gardiakos.
“It is also exciting to know that Australia and EU are working closely to meet shared
global responsibilities such as promoting sustainable development, tackling climate
change, and respecting international law.”
The Ambassador was aware of the push for a sister-city relationship between
Adelaide and Athens and encouraged Australian travelers to keep their passports
secure during their travels.

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