PM Kyriakos Mitsotakis' greeting at event on Seferis Office and Roderick Beaton Reading Room in London on Tuesday, November 28, 2023. (Photo by DIMITRIS PAPAMITSOS/PRIME MINISTER'S PRESS OFFICE/EUROKINISSI)
LONDON – “I am excited to visit this place and I can’t wait for it to be officially opened,” Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis said on Tuesday in his greeting at an event held by the Embassy of Greece in London to mark the creation of the “Seferis Office” and the “Roderick Beaton Reading Room”.
The prime minister congratulated the ambassador and thanked the President of the Republic for thinking of creating this room dedicated, as he said, to one of the most famous figures of Greek and world literature and to an excellent diplomat.
“What’s really fascinating about Seferis is the way he managed to balance his deep spiritual concerns with his dedication to his diplomatic career. This year we are not only celebrating 60 years since George Seferis received the most distinguished award that can be given to any writer or poet. We are also celebrating, if I am not mistaken, 20 years since Professor Beaton published his biography. However, it is worth reading precisely because it explores the mind and life of this fascinating personality”, emphasised Mitsotakis.
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