ATHENS — President of the Hellenic Republic Katerina Sakellaropoulou on Friday received UNESCO's Goodwill Ambassador Marianna Vardinoyannis at the presidential mansion.
Vardinoyannis, who is president of the committee for the celebration of the 25th centennial from the Battle of Thermopylae and Salamina, briefed the president on the schedule of the events.
She also announced the Marianna Vardinoyannis Institute's decision to give funds it had originally set aside for the celebrations to vulnerable groups stricken by the pandemic.
On her part, Sakellaropoulou expressed hope that the celebrations "will contribute to our self awareness and to presenting Greece's historic wealth." She also expressed her full support for the work done by Mrs Vardinoyannis through the Elpida Association.