Greek FM addresses Athens-based Society of Imvros natives
Greek Foreign Minister Nikos Dendias this week addressed, via a remote connection, then annual New Year’s pie-cutting ceremony held by the Athens-based Society of Imvros natives.
Dendias made a particular reference to the Ecumenical Patriarch of Constantinople, His All Holiness Bartholomew I, himself a native of the northeast Aegean island that was handed to Turkey with the 1923 Treaty of Lausanne.
The minister said «…the Patriarch’s brilliant example and His constant actions towards the benefit of our compatriots on the island, guarantees the success of your efforts.»
He also lauded the pastoral work of the new Metropolitan of Imvros and Tenedos, His Eminence Kirillos.