Greece is on its way out of economic crisis, says envoy

Chairman of Vital Construction Limited, Varnavas Varnava (left); His Eminence, Archbishop Alexander Gianiris of Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of Nigeria; Chief Operating Officer of The Guardian, Dr. Alexander Thomopulos; and the Consul, Embassy of Greece in Nigeria, Lykourgos-Antonios Kaplanis at the celebration of Greek National Day in Lagos…at the weekend PHOTO: SUNDAY AKINLOLU

Chairman of Vital Construction Limited, Varnavas Varnava (left); His Eminence, Archbishop Alexander Gianiris of Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of Nigeria; Chief Operating Officer of The Guardian, Dr. Alexander Thomopulos; and the Consul, Embassy of Greece in Nigeria, Lykourgos-Antonios Kaplanis at the celebration of Greek National Day in Lagos…at the weekend PHOTO: SUNDAY AKINLOLU

The Consul of the Embassy of Greece in Abuja, Lykourgos-Antonios Kaplanis, has said that Greece is on its way out of the economic crisis the country has been going through.

In an interview with The Guardian during the celebration of the Greek National Day at the weekend in Lagos, Kaplanis said that many countries in the world were going through economic crisis, but very soon Greece would get out of its own. “All countries are getting the influence of the crisis. It is very unfortunate that Greece is also under the crisis, but we are on the way out of it. We are all hopeful that things would get better very soon.”

According to him, there is cordial relationship between Nigeria and Greece which has given birth to the Greek-Nigerian Chamber of Commerce. “We already have Greek- Nigerian Chamber of Commerce which will allow our companies to have a better and quicker exchange between the two countries.” Kaplanis was optimistic that the Embassy of Greece in Nigeria and the Embassy of Nigeria in Athens would have a way to facilitate bilateral exchanges between the two countries.

The envoy said the event was also an opportunity to bring in a cultural group called “Trikki Dance Team” from Greece to entertain the guests. “It was an opportunity to have a cultural exchange between Nigeria and Greece and to bring in the Trikki Dance Group. They are very good dancers and musicians. I think that everybody enjoyed it, whether Nigerians, Greeks or others as we saw it. It is nice to exchange our cultures. We are learning the Nigerian culture and Nigerians are getting acquainted with the Greek culture. This is a way to know each other better.”

Dignitaries at the event include the Chief Operating Officer (COO) of The Guardian, Dr. Alexander Thomopulos; Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Nike Art Gallery Ltd, Mrs. Nike Okundaye; and the Finance Manager, Qatar Airways-Nigeria, Hesham Mansour.



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