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Ambassador reflects on essential Greek values

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Better an hour of free life than forty year of slavery and prison

“Thourios Poem” Rigas Ferraios


Greeks are known for being men of passion, devoured by art, family, patriotism, freedom and justice. Through our history we have preferred to pull out of the security and comfort of our conventional wisdom, alerting us that nothing in this earth ought to be taken in a simplistic way, no matter how easy and pleasurable life would be if we did so.

I am honoured to celebrate the anniversary of Greek independence in Viêt Nam.

Along with many other European friends and colleagues here in Hà Nội, I channel a great passion for our main assignment of serving and representing my beloved native country, Greece. I try to do it with the professionalism of a profound thinker with the often uncanny ability of articulating my deepest inner explorations with a square, near-mathematical precision of expression.

This is another attribute of Greece yet to be explored and exploited. I feel humble in writing these few words for the Greek Independence Day.

To understand Greece and its unique beauty, one should see it as an exercise of an outstanding performance, where the monologues are not enough and pure knowledge is required.

March 25 is both a national and religious holiday for Greece. The main message for all nations in the world is to keep up the love for our history and to discover ways of strengthening the education and the role of people.

I believe that education is necessary for the general prosperity in human values that will be the new “Golden Age” of Greece. VNS



Ancient capital: The Acropolis of Athens is an ancient citadel located on a high rocky outcrop above the city of Athens and contains the remains of several ancient buildings of great architectural and historic significance, the most famous being the Parthenon.

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