29 November, 2007
Education Minister Evripidis Stylianidis met with members of the U.S. Congress on Wednesday evening, accompanied by the U.S. Charge d'Affaires in Greece, Thomas Countryman and U.S. embassy officials.
Speaking to reporters at the end of the meeting, Stylianidis said that the educational issues was discussed and views were exchanged on innovations that can be applied in the sector of education.
"It was a very interesting discussion between us and a conclusion drawn from it is also the need for us to tighten our relations with the United States even more, for us to place the necessary emphasis on the education of the Greek community there, that is functioning indeed as a bridge for the transfer of know-how and a bridge linking both peoples," the minister said.
"We only stand to benefit through such meetings and through such exchanges of visits, seeing systems that are innovative ones and which produce results in other countries and taking from them suitable ideas to adjust them and implement them in our country as well, with the aim always being the qualitative upgrading of education provided," Stylianidis added.
Source: Athens News Agency