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Elpidophoros-Mitsotakis Meeting Confirmed for Today

September 24, 2021

NEW YORK – It has been confirmed that there will be a meeting between Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis and Archbishop Elpidophoros of America. According to the Greek newspaper Kathimerini, the meeting will take place at the UN at 1 PM New York time.

The National Herald’s sources revealed that during a Thursday event it was it was leaked that an attempt might be made within a few hours to defuse the tension that emerged over the controversial visit earlier this week by the Archbishop to the ‘Turkish House’ in Manhattan, a fact which was confirmed a few hours later.

Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis' speech at the United Nations General Assembly in New York, at 16:15 local time, dominates the prime minister's agenda on Friday.

The prime minister's programme today begins with a meeting with the editorial board of the Wall Street Journal.

At 11:30, Mitsotakis will meet with economist Jeffrey Sacks and at 12:00 with investor Henry Cravis. At 12:30, the prime minister will have a meeting with the President and CEO of Pfizer, Albert Bourla.

At 14:00, Kyriakos Mitsotakis will meet with the President of the Presidential Council of Libya Mohamed al Menfi.

Mitsotakis meets with leaders of American Jewish organizations

Kyriakos Mitsotakis met yesterday in New York with representatives of leading American Jewish organizations, with whom he discussed regional and international developments.

They also discussed the strategic relationship between Greece and Israel, and the trilateral collaboration of Greece, Israel and Cyprus.

Mitsotakis met with American Jewish Committee CEO David Harris, and discussed the 3+1 collaboration that includes the United States. They discussed further collaboration in sectors such as the environment and climate change.

During his meeting with AIPAC (American Israel Public Affairs Committee) leader Betsy Korn, the Greek premier extended an invitation to her to visit Greece.

With all, he underlined that Greece is in the front line of efforts to fight antisemitism and to educate younger generations about the barbarity of the Nazis, especially as the country holds the rotating presidency of the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance (IHRA) since April.

Mitsotakis was scheduled to wrap up the day with a dinner in his honor by Greek community organizations.

Mitsotakis meets with Microsoft president Brad Smith 

Mitsotakis also met with Microsoft's president and vice chair, Brad Smith.  The two had initially met at the World Economic Forum at Davos in January 2020 and discussed Microsoft's project idea of a virtual walk through Ancient Olympia, where visitors could use their cellphones to recreate a sense of walking through the ancient precinct in antiquity. The project is ongoing, and may be completed within the year.

They also discussed Microsoft's investments for Data Centers being set up in Attica. Physical work on the project will begin within the year, while the company's Greek branch is hiring staff at a higher rate than any of its other offices globally.

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