New PADEE Presidium

The 7th General Assembly of PADEE that took place from July 29-August 2nd concluded with the election of the new Board of Directors. Parliament President Dimitris Sioufas met with the new Presidium of PADEE and honored the outgoing president of the organization Connecticut State Representative Demetrios Giannaros, who served for eight years. The new PADEE Presidium is made up of President John Pantazopoulos (State of Victoria MP, Australia), 1st Vice-President Leonidas Raptakis (Rhode Island State Senator, USA), 2nd Vice-President Jorgo Chatzimarkakis (MEP, Germany), Nikos Papadopoulos (MP, Sweden), John Cannis (MP, Canada), Olga Kovitidi (MP, Crimea, Ukraine), Thomas Katsiantonis (New Hampshire State Representative, USA), Mike Keokas (Georgia State Representative, USA) and George Souris (New South Wales MP, Australia).
Parliament President Dimitris Sioufas in a meeting he had with the members of the newly elected and the outgoing PADEE Presidiums stressed, among others, that they should have a systematic cooperation with SAE.
On his part, Giannaros thanked the parliament president and underlined that “we struggle for Greece and Cyprus and the Greek ideals. A Greek flame is still burning inside us showing us the way toward what’s best for our culture, Greece, Cyprus and the Greek expatriates.” He also congratulated the new PADEE Presidium members and the new president and wished them success to their efforts.


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