On Monday 29 October, the Treasurer of the National Federation of Cypriots in the UK, Ninos Koumettou, and his wife, Aliki Koumettou, hosted some of the major participants of the ‘Nostos II’ trilateral initiative between Cyprus, Egypt and Greece for a welcome dinner at his residence.

At the dinner, the Presidential Commissioner for Humanitarian Affairs and Overseas Cypriots, Photis Photiou; the Egyptian Immigration Minister and Egyptian Expatriates Affairs, Nabila Makram; and the Deputy Foreign Minister of Greece, Terens Nikolaos Quick, all expressed their excitement for the upcoming trilateral meetings taking place in London as part of the ‘Nostos II’ initiative to bring together the peoples and diasporas of the three countries.

‘Nostos II’ will see the ministers of the three countries hold a series of meetings including roundtable discussions with health/medical professionals; tourism professionals, the chairs of the APPG of Cyprus, Egypt and Greece; Archbishop Gregorios of Thyateira and Great Britain; the Coptic Orthodox Archbishop of London; and a reception and cultural exhibition with the UK diaspora communities of each country.

The dinner was also attended by Euripides Evriviades, High Commissioner for Cyprus to the UK; Nermine Elzawahry, Charge’ d’Affaires of Egypt to the UK; Demetrios Caramitsos-Tziras, Ambassador of Greece to the UK; Christos Karaolis, President of the National Federation of Cypriots in the UK; Andreas Papaevripides, President of POMAK; Bambos Charalambous, Vice-President of the National Federation of Cypriots in the UK; Michael Ellinas, Vice-President of the National Federation of Cypriots in the UK; Christos Tuton, President of NEPOMAK; and Andreas Karaolis, Executive Secretary of the National Federation of Cypriots in the UK.

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