On two separate occasions, the American Hellenic Institute (AHI) welcomed US Department of State officials to the Hellenic House for meetings in October.
At the beginning of the month on October 3, Yuri Kim, Director for the Office of Southern European Affairs, visited AHI, while on October 16, Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for European and Eurasian Affairs, Matthew Palmer, visited. In addition, Emily Stoll, Greek Desk Officer, attended both meetings.
“We thank Deputy Assistant Secretary Palmer, Director Kim and Greek Desk Officer Stoll for taking the time to visit Hellenic House and meet with us,” AHI President Nick Larigakis said in a press release.
“We appreciated the opportunity to discuss the latest developments in the Eastern Mediterranean and how AHI works in the best interests of the United States to advance policy in the region.”
According to the press release, the discussion focused on topics ranging from the need to lift the arms embargo on Cyprus to Turkish aggression in the Eastern Mediterranean. The meeting participants also discussed the important role Greece has as a pillar of stability in the region.
In addition to President Larigakis, AHI Legislative Director Peter Milios attended the meeting with Director Kim. AHI Board Members Leon Andris and James L. Marketos, Esq. joined President Larigakis and Legislative Director Milios at the meeting with Deputy Assistant Secretary Palmer.