Greece aims to take ties to new heights


14-February-2013

Mr Kouvaritakis presents his credentials to President Michel


The accreditation on Tuesday comes more than three years after his predecessor left the country and Mr Kouvaritakis said he would like to renew the cooperation we used to enjoy.

He said in his discussions with Mr Michel, they talked about the brotherly relations Seychelles and Greece have maintained since we got independence as well as our President’s keen interest in environmental conservation issues, an area the two countries “can have very good cooperation”.

He hopes to reestablish cooperation scholarships in technical and other areas and now is a good opportunities to renew such bonds, he said.

He said the two countries have similar views regarding global issues for example piracy – a topic he and Mr Michel discussed at length.

He said our islands deserve recognition as an ideal tourism destination, adding he extended his stay here to three days as this is an ideal place to visit, adding he would be happy to bring his family here and advise his compatriots to do likewise.

Greece's name differs in comparison with the names used for the country in other languages and cultures, just like the names of the Greeks. Although its 11 million citizens call their country Hellas or Ellada and its official name is the Hellenic Republic, in English the country is called Greece, which comes from Latin Graecia as used by the Romans and literally means the land of the Greeks.

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