This year is the 70th anniversary of diplomatic relations between Canada and Greece, as the two countries made a two-day exchanging of their diplomats, during WWII.
In a statement, Foreign Affairs Minister of Canada, John Baird, said, “Seventy years to the day that the Hellenic Republic first opened a diplomatic mission in Ottawa, I am proud to say that ties run deep and warm relations endure.”
He, also, added: “This vibrant partnership is rooted in shared values and nurtured by the intricate ties between our people, Canada’s large Greek diaspora key among them. In an uncertain world, Canada and Greece enjoy a level of cooperation that has yielded positive and tangible results for both our countries. I was disappointed that my Greek counterpart’s planned visit to Ottawa to mark this special occasion had to be delayed due to Hurricane Sandy, but know we will both work to reschedule at the earliest possible opportunity. Canada remains committed to building on the long-standing ties between our two countries.”