Prime Minister of Greece Kyriakos Mitsotakis Will Speak in Astoria

FILE - Greece's Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis signs a protocol during the swearing ceremony of his new cabinet at the Presidential palace in Athens, Tuesday, July 9, 2019. (AP Photo/Thanassis Stavrakis)

NEW YORK. Prime Minister of Greece Kyriakos Mitsotakis will speak on Wednesday, September 25, in Astoria according to well-informed sources of the National Herald. The event will be open to all Greek-Americans of New York and beyond and it will be the first time after many years that a Greek Prime Minister will speak in Astoria. The speech will likely take place at the large community center of St. Demetrios Cathedral of Astoria, New York.

Mr. Mitsotakis will be in New York the week starting September 23 to attend the General Assembly of the United Nations Organization in New York.

Mr. Mitsotakis’ speech is anticipated to be one of great interest since he recently won the Greek national election by a margin large enough to secure one-party rule in Greece after almost a decade of fractured governance. Mr. Mitsotakis is going to touch on many pivotal issues regarding the Greek-American Community and issues that pertain to the greater Greek community that resides outside of Greece.

The Prime Minister will also meet with His Eminence Archbishop Elpidophoros of America as he had promised since he wasn’t able to be present at his enthronement on June 22 due to the fact that the national elections were approaching on July 7. The Prime Minister is expected to give special attention to the serious and substantive issue of the Greek Paideia and the establishment of a new relationship and cooperation between Greece and the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America.

Mr. Mitsotakis will have meetings with prominent Greek-American businesspeople to discuss the new prospects that have been created and also the ever-improving positive feeling for investments in Greece.