WASHINGTON, DC —The Embassy of Greece in Washington’s Defense, Military Naval and Air Attaché Office honored American Hellenic Institute (AHI) President Nick Larigakis for his role in contributing to the success of the celebration of Hellenic Armed Forces Day. Defense Attaché Colonel Vasileios Lampropoulos presented a Certificate of Appreciation to President Larigakis at AHI’s annual Christmas reception, Dec. 17, 2018. It reads:
“On behalf of the Defense Delegation of the Hellenic Embassy With Sincere thanks for being a generous sponsor of our Armed Forces Day Celebration event on November 14th 2018 With your timeless effort and valuable support We succeeded in making this day a big event. We hope that we will work together in the near future.”
In acceptance, Larigakis stated his deep gratitude for the recognition and commended the Defense Office at the Embassy of Greece for its work in Washington. In his speech, President Larigakis said “We deeply appreciate the essential work of the Embassy of Greece in Washington in collaborating with organizations such as ours in order to highlight Greece as a crucial nation in the projection of American geostrategic interests in the Eastern Mediterranean as well as the peace and stability of the region.”
In addition to Col. Lampropoulos, who led a delegation of ten Greek embassy officials; U.S. Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for European and Eurasian Affairs Matthew Palmer and Director of the Office of Southern European Affairs Yuri Kim, were in attendance.