GOARCH - October 28, 1998

United States Ambassador to Greece Nicholas Burns Visits Archdiocese

New York, NY - Ambassador of the United States to Greece Nicholas Burns made an official visit to the Archdiocese today, October 27, where he was warmly received by His Eminence Archbishop Spyridon, Primate of the Greek Orthodox Church in America.

Many topics of interest to the Greek Orthodox Church and the Greek American community were discussed during the lengthy meeting which was enthusiastically hailed by both Archbishop Spyridon and Ambassador Burns.

Ambassador Burns indicated his pleasure at meeting with His Eminence once again. "I was able," he said, "to give the Archbishop my sense of what the United States is trying to do to strengthen our relationship with Greece and I look forward to many such occasions in the future."

In response, His Eminence expressed his joy at receiving Ambassador Burns and was most encouraged by his insight and desire to assist the Greek American community in increasing its relationships with Greece and the Greek people in all areas.

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