AHEPA Leadership Delegation Meets with Anastasiades; Christopher Receives Highest Honor

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NICOSIA – The 2019 AHEPA Family Leadership Excursion commenced with a visit to Cyprus, May 5 to 7, announced Supreme President George E. Loucas, who is leading the delegation on a three-country excursion.

The series of meetings in Nicosia with Republic of Cyprus and United States government officials focused on recent, alarming developments in the eastern Mediterranean (see AHEPA statement), enhanced U.S.-Republic of Cyprus relations, especially in defense and security cooperation; prospects for the resumption of settlement talks, and the human rights issue of Missing Cypriots.

During the visit, the AHEPA Family delegation met with: President Nicos Anastasiades, U.S. Ambassador Judith Garber, and Presidential Commissioner for Humanitarian Affairs and Overseas Cypriots Photis Photiou, who also hosted the delegation for a luncheon.  In addition, the delegation met with His Beatitude Chrysostomos II, Archbishop of Cyprus.  Further, the delegation enjoyed dinner with Lt. General Ilias Leontaris, chief of the Cypriot National Guard General Staff, who organized a wreath-laying ceremony at The Tomb of Makedonitissa, a military cemetery and war memorial.

“We sincerely appreciated the generous amount of time afforded to our delegation by Cypriot and American government officials and thank them for their hospitality,” Loucas said. “Our visit to Cyprus was timely, and we gleaned a lot from our meetings about the current state of affairs on Cyprus and in the eastern Mediterranean.”

The visit to Cyprus concluded with an AHEPA Charity Gala held at the Presidential Palace, May. 7. There, in the presence of President Anastasiades, Supreme President Loucas and Chairman of the Board Nicholas A. Karacostas, PSP, presented the 2019 AHEPA Socrates Award to Philip Christopher for his fulfillment of the American Dream, for his vision, passion and determination to see peace, love and justice prevail and reign over a united Cyprus, and for his unwavering support for Hellenism and organizations such as AHEPA. The Socrates Award is the highest award the Order bestows.

“Philip’s relentless passion to see justice for Cyprus is immeasurable,” Executive Director Basil N. Mossaidis said. “He inspires those individuals who also make it their worthy mission to seek justice and peace for Cyprus.  As an advocate, Philip has set the benchmark to which all others aspire.”

He added, “We also are proud to call him a Brother Ahepan.  Not just for his advocacy.  Philip Christopher embodies and exemplifies why AHEPA was founded nearly 100 years ago.  He immigrated to the United States at the age of 10.  Through a hard work ethic, and spirit of entrepreneurship, Philip ascended over a 30-year career to become a leader in the wireless industry—as President/CEO and Founder of American Network Solutions and serving on several trade association boards.”

In remarks, Supreme President Loucas commended the Republic of Cyprus for its integral role in the trilateral partnership with Greece and Israel and for its demonstrated commitment to enhance defense and security cooperation with the United States.

“The Republic of Cyprus stands at the forefront of a promising dynamic in the Eastern Mediterranean,” Loucas said. “As it always has, AHEPA stands with Cyprus during these exciting, yet often threatening times.”

The Charity Gala raised funds for the Cyprus Institute of Neurology and Genetics and in memory of Photos Photiades.

The delegation departs Cyprus for Athens, Greece, for three days of meetings and events.  From there, it will proceed to the Ecumenical Patriarchate and conclude in Thessaloniki. AHEPA has organized overseas excursions since 1928.

Source: AHEPA


  1. The Greek Secret Society of Ahepa Masons with Robert Menendez dedicated to the “Glory of America and Israel” are ” self promoted and appointed representatives” of the Greek American community but neither elected OR supported to represent me or anybody in the Greek American community to tell the leaders of Cyprus and Greece that ‘we’ approve of an alliance that only serves the interests of the U.S. and Israel to punish Turkey for buying Russian military equipment, continuing to buy Iranian, Venezuelan and Russian oil, attacking U.S. and Israeli supported terrorist Kurdish rebels promised a piece of Syrian territory to overthrow their gov, and describing Netanyahue, for what he is ..a War Criminal and leader of an Apartheid state!..

    They promote U.S military bases, EU and Nato membership, did not object to the Macedonian theft or having Ahepan Menendez demand Greece join him in starving the people of Venezuela! All not supported by the people!

    In remarks, Supreme President Loucas commended the Republic of Cyprus for its integral role in the trilateral partnership with and Israel and for its demonstrated commitment to enhance defense and security cooperation with the United States.

    Today, fascist Mike Pompeo announced that PARTNER Greece and the rest of the world ..no longer can buy oil and gas from Iran, Venezuela, and Russia, or aluminum, iron, copper etc from Iran or be subject to economic warfare!

    Ahepa..now Greek society of fascist collaborators!

  2. Only White supremacist Aristocrats from a Greek Mason Secret Society fraudulently presents himself as a Supreme President elected by the Greek Community to represent the interests of U.S and Israeli..not Cyprus.

    Pay for Play Ahepan” Robert Menendez nothing more than Israeli Agent, who on behalf of his client promotes the Eastern Mediterranean Partnership which turns over control of Cypriot oil and gas to the United States and Israel.and demands that Turkey and, Cyprus buy only U.S military hardware!
    Additionally, they must provide intelligence information on the activities of Russia and China !

    While , the Supreme President claims support for Cyprus , he and Israel are literally sleeping with Greece’s only enemy ..Turkey

    Since 1995, an agreement led to the creation of (Israeli-Turkish) ALLIANCE to handle so-called regional threats.Turkey and Israel agreed “to cooperate in gathering intelligence on Syria, Iran, Iraq and any perceived enemies and meet regularly to share assessments pertaining to these countries’ military capabilities and policies!

    The SSA agreement AN instrument of US foreign policy which set the stage for a firm and close Israel-Turkey relationship in military and intelligence cooperation, joint military exercises, weapons production AND TRAINING!

    Menendez, Ahepa Masons and Israel have colluded with Turkey to spy on Cyprus and Greece, or any enemies of Turkey!

    Ahepan Menendez, Endemides, and Ahepa.. frauds to Cyprus and Greece!

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