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About a visit to our two Honorary Consuls in Crete – and why the Danish Consuls in Greece are so important

03.04.2017  13:59

The ambassador and Vice Consul, Anne Nielsen, last week travelled to Crete to meet with the Danish Honorary Consul in Chania, Sirmatenia Paraschaki, and her consular assistant, Nicole Karamanlis, and Honorary Consul in Heraklion Andreas Metaxas, and his assistant Maria Tsangaraki.

Together with the Consuls we reviewed activities and cooperation over the past year and discussed work ahead. Every year 130.000 Danes visit Crete. From spring to autumn this makes the two consulates some of our busiest in Greece.

Our visit also included an excellent meeting with the local mayor, Ioannis Malandraki, and a conversation about rising Danish tourism, green city planning and possibilities for further cooperation.

The visit to the two very well-functioning consulates in Crete concluded a series of visits by the Embassy to all of our 10 Honorary Consuls in Greece within the past year. The visit also reminded us about the enormously important and skilled work our Honorary Consuls carry out in the field for fellow Danes in distress. The Consuls serve Denmark on a voluntary basis - and the services they offer are very often far above expectations.

We are grateful to all our excellent honorary consuls – and proud of the remarkable work they do.


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