Greek Foreign Minister Nikos Kotzias congratulated the Greek diaspora of Australia for their initiative entitled ‘Speak Greek in March’. The minister says he is confident that the campaign will be embraced by Greek Australians across the globe.
“I would like to congratulate you for your collective, multifaceted action to further strengthen and support the Greek language in Australia, especially on the occasion of the national celebrations of March, a month during which we celebrate our national independence.
I am sure that the initiative ‘Speak Greek in March’, launched by you who actively and dynamically represent Hellenism in the multicultural country of Australia, will have great success,” the Greek minister said in his message.
Furthermore, he added that it will also serve as an example for Greeks in other continents who wish to increase Greek language use, especially in younger generations. This will help spread the language in local communities and celebrate the significance of Greek culture and Greek education over time.
“You make us very proud with this initiative. I wholeheartedly wish you every success in your endeavour,” he said, adding that Greece will support the initiative in any way possible.
source: Neos Kosmos