(Images from 2016 Leadership Mission)
Washington, D.C.—The American Hellenic Educational Progressive Association (Order of AHEPA), the leading membership-based grassroots service association for American citizens of Hellenic heritage and Philhellenes; the American Hellenic Institute (AHI), a leading Greek American public policy center and think tank; B’nai B’rith International, a worldwide Jewish community service organization widely known as one of the world's most influential humanitarian, human rights and advocacy organizations; and the Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations, the central coordinating body representing 53 national Jewish organizations on issues of national and international concern; will embark on their third International Leadership Mission to meet the leaders of Greece, Cyprus and Israel. The mission convenes Jan. 14, in Athens, Greece; continues to Nicosia, Cyprus, Jan. 16 and 17; and concludes in Israel, Jan. 17 to Jan. 19.
AHEPA will be represented by: Supreme President Carl R. Hollister, Canadian President Christos Argiriou, Chairman of the Board of Trustees Nikolas H. Aroutzidis, Supreme Governor Dr. Alfred Barich, Executive Director Basil N. Mossaidis and Consultant Andrew Kaffes.
The strengthening cooperation between Greece, Cyprus and Israel in a trilateral partnership continues to develop, helping to foster peace and stability in the eastern Mediterranean and the broader region.
The delegation of American Hellenic and American Jewish community leaders aim to explore the major economic (business and tourism), energy sector and security developments underway with high-ranking government officials and visits to military installations. This Third International Leadership Mission — a joint 18-member delegation — represents the ongoing organizational cooperation between the American Hellenic and American Jewish communities and broad diaspora support for the trilateral relationship.
The four organizations will build upon two previous, groundbreaking three-country leadership missions in January 2014 and January 2016, which were widely recognized and praised as contributing to intergroup and international cooperation and friendship.
Who: American Hellenic Educational Progressive Association (Order of AHEPA)
American Hellenic Institute (AHI)
B’nai B’rith International
Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations
What: A three-country Leadership Mission by American Hellenic and American Jewish
organizational leaders to explore developments across various sectors of the
trilateral relationship between Greece, Cyprus and Israel
When: Jan. 14 to 19, 2018
Where: Athens and Salamis Island, Greece; Nicosia, Cyprus; and Jerusalem, Tel Aviv, and Haifa, Israel