GOARCH - September 29, 1998

Archbishop Spyridon Hosts Dinner
for President of Cyprus Glafcos Clerides

New York, NY - His Excellency Glafcos Clerides, President of the Republic of Cyprus, was the guest of honor at a dinner hosted by His Eminence Archbishop Spyridon, Primate of the Greek Orthodox Church in America, on September 27th, at the Archdiocesan Cathedral of the Holy Trinity.

His Eminence warmly welcomed President Clerides and pledged the continuing support of the Greek Orthodox faithful as the Republic of Cyprus pursues its struggle for human rights and the rule of law for her people.

President Clerides, who was in New York City to speak to the General Assembly of the United Nations, expressed his appreciation to His Eminence and the entire Greek American community for their unwavering support of Cyprus.

Invited guests included members of the diplomatic mission of Cyprus, clergy and lay leaders of the Archdiocese and Cypriot American faithful. Among those accompanying President Clerides were His Excellency Ioannis Kasoulides, Minister of Foreign Affairs; Her Excellency Erato Kozakou-Marcoullis, Ambassador of Cyprus to the United States; Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Alexos Shiambos; Member of Parliament Kate Clerides; His Excellency Sotos Zackheos, Ambassador of Cyprus to the United Nations; Government Spokesman Christos Stylianides and Consul General of Cyprus Pantias Eliades.

Representing the government of Greece were His Excellency Christos Zacharakis, Ambassador of Greece to the United Nations and Consul General of Greece Charalambos Manesis.

  September 29, 1998 ]