An AHEPA leadership delegation led by Supreme Vice President Lou Atsaves visited EU and NATO Headquarters in Brussels on April 8.
They met with Greek Ambassador to NATO Spyros Lampridis, Vice-Admiral Ioannis Pavlopoulos, who is Greece’s Military Representative to NATO and the EU; Permanent Representative of Greece to the EU Ambassador Ioannis Vrailas, and Ambassador of Greece to Belgium Dionyssios Kalamvrezos. In addition, the delegation met with Metropolitan of Belgium and Exarch of the Netherlands and Luxembourg Athenagoras.
“We were very well-received in Brussels, and we are grateful to all the officials who met with our delegation to discuss current developments in Europe,” Supreme President Jimmy Kokotas said.”
Supreme President Kokotas, accompanied by AHEPA leadership, also attended the District 28 mid-year conference held in Genval, Belgium, a suburb of Brussels, April 9.
Ninety Ahepans from across 14 AHEPA chapters in Europe attended the conference where a mass initiation was held. Ambassador of Greece to Belgium Dionyssios Kalamvrezos (pictured at right, bottom) was among the men initiated.
A cocktail reception and a welcome dinner hosted by the Brussels-based AHEPA “The European Eagle” Chapter 610 were part of the event schedule.
“We commend our European brothers for organizing an exceptional conference, and sincerely thank them for their hospitality,” Kokotas said.
Supreme Vice President Lou Atsaves, Board of Trustees Vice Chairman George Horiates, PSP; Supreme Governor Region 10 Yiannis Mitropoulos, and Past Supreme President Andrew Zachariades accompanied Kokotas and addressed the conference. District 28 Governor Dimosthenis Mammonas, Past District 28 Governor Georgios Kritikos, and Chapter 610 officers presented each member of the leadership delegation with an award in recognition for their contributions to Hellenism and the Order’s expansion in Europe.