25 March, 2008
Development Minister Christos Folias attended an event held in Washington, on the occasion of the March 25 national anniversary, referring to unresolved national issues and social challenges.
"We have before us unresolved national issues, social challenges and a complex and competitive international environment. The reunification of Cyprus in a fair and workable way, as well as a solution to the problem of the name of Skopje are crucial issues that require national understanding, consensus and a positive contribution," he said.
The main speaker at the event, organized by the cultural society "Promitheas" and other Greek American organizations in the region of Washington, was ambassador Alexandros Mallias who focused on national issues while underlining the contribution of the Greek American community.
"Overseas Hellenism is our great national comparative advantage. It has proved that it can play an important role at all levels. The overseas Greek, who maintains his great love for the motherland intact and who struggles to preserve his Greek identity, is always present in the struggle for the defense of our national issues," Folias further said.
Before leaving for Athens, the development minister is also expected to attend a reception on the national anniversary that will be organized by the Greek embassy for American officials, diplomats, and the mass media.
Source: Athens News Agency