Annual PSEKA conference gets underway
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The 28th Annual Cyprus and Hellenic Leadership Conference got underway here Wednesday, with speeches by International Coordinating Committee “Justice for Cyprus” PSEKA President Philip Christopher, and leaders of organizations of the Greek American community and Greek and Cypriots living in Canada and Britain. ver 100 delegates were briefed on developments in the Cyprus problem and in Greece by Cypriot Government Spokesman Stephanos Stephanou, the Ambassadors of Cyprus in Washington Pavrols Anastasiades and the UN Nicos Emiliou and the Greek Ambassador Vassilis Kaskarelis, whom the conference honoured for his long service to the Greek diplomatic service and Hellenism. The conference also honored the American Ambassador in Athens Daniel Smith.
In his speech Philip Christopher said the biggest danger for Cyprus comes from the influx of illegal Turkish settlers. He informed delegates about two resolutions, promoted before the US Congress and the Senate, which refer to the issue of illegal settlers and Turkish threats against the Republic of Cyprus and its sovereign rights within its Exclusive Economic Zone.