Egyptian embassy in Greece marks National Day

Eman Youssef, Monday 17 Jul 2023

The Egyptian embassy in Greece celebrated the 71st anniversary of the 23 July Revolution in 1952 with high-level officials, diplomats, and members of the Egyptian community gathering at its premises in Athens.

Egypt s Ambassador in Greece Omar Amer Youssef
Egypt s Ambassador in Greece Omar Amer Youssef and his wife with Minister Notis Mitarachi.jpg


Notable attendees included Omar Amer Youssef, the ambassador of Egypt to Greece; Ayman Alian, the Egyptian defence attaché in Greece; George Tsunis, ambassador of the United States to Greece; and Bebeb Djundjunan, ambassador of Indonesia to Greece.

A number of Greek ministers also attended, including Nikos Dendias, minister of defence; Notis Mitarachi, minister of citizen protection; Olga Kefalogianni, minister of tourism; and George Kotsiras, deputy minister of foreign affairs.

"Today not only represents a major milestone in Egypt's modern history, but it also remains a symbol of freedom, independence, equality, and modernization to all Egyptians," said Youssef during the celebration.

Egypt’s 23 July Revolution was a defining moment for the country that marked the end of the monarchy and the establishment of a republic.

Youssef also highlighted Egypt's achievements under the leadership of President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi, including "becoming a leading energy exporter focused on green and renewable sources, expanding transportation infrastructure, … establishing a new administrative capital, and building new schools and hospitals to accommodate the needs of the growing population."

Additionally, Youssef discussed the strategic relations between Egypt and Greece and the unprecedented development in bilateral cooperation.

The event featured a performance by 11-year-old composer and award-winning pianist, Stelios Kerasidis, who played both the Egyptian and Greek national anthems.

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