13 November, 2006
American Hellenic Educational and Progressive Association (AHEPA) President James Gus, speaking during an event in Thessaloniki, Macedonia, on Friday night announced that the Association will be holding its congress in Greece in 2008, after many decades, and the target will be to attract about 5,000 expatriates from all over the world.
Gus outlined the goals of AHEPA in the presence of Deputy Culture Minister for Sport George Orfanos, Parliamentary Deputy Costas Gioulekas, Thessaloniki Prefect Panayiotis Psomiadis and the General Consul of the U.S. in the city.
According to Gus, AHEPA, founded in the United States at the beginning of last century, is making coordinated efforts to promote issues concerning Greek expatriates and Greece, operating at the same time as a corridor of communication between the United States and Greece.
Source: Athens News Agency