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American Hellenic, American Jewish Leadership Mission Concludes Visit to Israel, Wraps Up Meetings in Athens



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Supreme President Jimmy Kokotas is leading an AHEPA delegation as part of the 2022 Biennial Leadership Mission with American Hellenic and American Jewish organizations to Cyprus, Israel, and Greece. 

The mission concluded a visit to Israel on Monday. The delegation attended a series of meetings that included President of Israel Isaac Herzog, Israeli Foreign Minister and Alternate Prime Minister Yair Lapid, and Minister of Justice Gideon Sa’ar, among other government officials. They also met with Israeli military officials at military installations. Productive discussions were held to bolster critically important Greece-Cyprus-Israel-U.S. relations.

The mission’s itinerary concludes today as it wraps up a series of meetings in Athens, Greece that included Greek Foreign Minister Nikos Dendias. Its first stop was in Cyprus, April 26 and 27 (see coverage).

In addition to AHEPA, leaders from the American Hellenic Institute (AHI), B’nai B’rith International, and the Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations, are participating on the mission.

This is the fifth three-country Leadership Mission since its landmark inception in 2014. The four participating organizations will build on the work of previous missions, which were widely recognized and praised as contributing to intergroup and international cooperation and friendship. The mission’s purpose is to explore the major political, economic and security developments underway in the eastern Mediterranean and to advance the interests of the United States in the region. 

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