New York City Mayor Erik Adams, left, and Mayor of Athens Kostas Bakoyannis, sign a twinning agreement in the city hall of Athens, on Thursday, Dec. 1, 2022. The two mayors signed an agreement to twin the cities of New York and Athens. (AP Photo/Petros Giannakouris)
ATHENS – Athens mayor Kostas Bakoyannis on Thursday received visiting New York mayor Eric Adams at the Athens’ Town Hall. The two mayors signed a twinning agreement between Athens and New York.
Bakoyannis underlined in his speech that, despite being divided by an ocean, the two cities are linked by a common goal of democracy and eliminating inequalities. “From the Parthenon to the Statue of Liberty and from Astoria to Koukaki, we are proud to offer the opportunity to the thousands of Greeks of New York to see the two capitals of their heart come even closer,” he said.
On his part, Adams noted that New York is the Athens of America because both cities believe in the values of democracy, eradicating social inequalities as well as in the protection of the environment to ensure a better quality of life for their inhabitants. The aim should be for the two cities to work together to solve the same problems and become model cities for whole world,” the New York mayor said.
Adams is in Athens for the World Summit of Mayors against Anti-Semitism that is co-organised by the Municipality of Athens, the organisation Combat Antisemitism Movement (CAM) and the Centre for Jewish Impact in cooperation with the Jewish Federations of North America.
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