70 years of Greek-Canadian relations

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October 25, 2012 by pavlospapathanasiou

The following week, Foreign Affairs Minister Mr. Dimitris Avramopoulos will pay an official visit in Canada, marking the 70th anniversary of the Greek-Canadian diplomatic relations. The two countries exchanged ambassadors for first time in 1942, while World War II was in a crucial point.

Except for being allies in the War, having a positive co-operation within the UN and NATO, Greeks and Canadians are also linked through another bridge; according to reports there are more than 300.000 Canadians citizens who claim Greek ancestry  While Greece is going through her toughest times after WWII , the active Greek diaspora is working intensively to help a new wave of immigrants who leave their country due to the financial crisis.

For further reading regarding the Greek-Canadian bilateral relations, please visit the following links:

http://www.mfa.gr//en/blog/greece-bilateral-relations/canada/ (Greek MFA)

http://www.canadainternational.gc.ca/greece-grece/bilateral_relations_bilaterales/index.aspx?lang=eng&menu_id=9&menu=L&view=d (Canadian MFA)

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