07 May, 2007
Foreign Minister Dora Bakoyannis and U.S. Deputy Secretary of State John Negroponte, who is of Greek origin, will be given the "Pericles" award by the American Hellenic, Educational and Progressive Association (AHEPA), while the "Demosthenes" award will be given to Antonis Diamataris, publisher of the "Ethnikos Kyrikas" (National Herald) Greek community newspaper of New York, that was established 92 years ago.
The awards will be given during the 85th annual congress of the biggest Greek community organisation that will be held in Denver, Colorado, in July.
"We are proud and enthusiastic that AHEPA will have the opportunity to honour these three people who, with their presence, have represented all Greeks at such a high level," said the organisation's President, Gus James.
This year's congress will be held between July 9-15, while the next one will take place in Athens between July 2-11, 2008.
Source: Athens News Agency