Ambassador hosts congressional Hellenic-Israel caucus

Amb. Oren hosts Hellenic-Israel Caucus

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    The Israeli embassy in Washington hosted a launch of a new congressional grouping called the Hellenic-Israel Caucus, dedicated to improving Israeli-Greek-Cypriot ties.

    Attending the launch Wednesday at Ambassador Oren's residence were the co-chairmen of the newly established caucus, Reps. Gus Bilirakis (R-Fla.) and Ted Deutch (D-Fla.), as well as lawmakers including Reps. John Sarbanes (D-Md.) and Eliot Engel (D-N.Y.), the senior Democrat on the U.S. House of Representatives Foreign Affairs Committee.

    Greek-Cypriot-Israeli ties have become closer in recent years. Israeli Ambassador Michael Oren in his remarks at the dinner touted shared economic and strategic interests among the three countries.  Christos Panagopoulos, the Greek ambassador to Washington, said cooperation among the three countries would bring "peace, stability and prosperity" to the region.Also addressing the event was Olympia Neocleous, the charge d'affaires at the Cypriot embassy in Washington.

    Photo: Ambassador Oren (Center) with Ambassador of Greece Christos Panagopoulos (Right) and Chargé d'Affaires of the Republic of Cyprus Olympia Neocleous.