L-R: Ms Eleni Lianidou, Greek Consul General for Victoria, Ambassador for Greece; Mr Charalampos Dafaranos.
GREEK ORTHODOX ARCHDIOCESE OF AUSTRALIA
HOLY APOSTLES GREEK ORTHODOX PARISH & COMMUNITY OF NEWCASTLE
His Excellency the Ambassador of Greece to Australia Mr Charalambos DAFARANOS is visiting the City of Newcastle Saturday the 26th and Sunday 27th of October 2013
Mr and Mrs Dafaranos with Her Excellency Quentin Bryce Governor-General of the Commonwealth of Australia
His Excellency the Ambassador of Greece to Australia Mr.Charalambos Dafaranos, accompanied by wife Mrs. Eva Dafaranos will visit the city of Newcastle on Saturday October 26 and Sunday 27 October 2013.
The Ambassador will attend the Divine Liturgy at the Church of the Holy Apostles, on Sunday the 27th at 10.00am and will lead the Celebrations for the National Day of Greece. Following the Liturgy, His Excellency will be the Official Guest of Honour at the Luncheon, at the Hellenic Community Centre together with the Congregation.
Mr. Daraafanos , who took office in November 2012 , is an experienced career diplomat with thirty-two years service in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
He served in order, the Greek Embassy in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, the Consulates in Jerusalem and in Gothenburg, Sweden, as Consul General of Greece in Johannesburg, South Africa, before being served as Chargé d’Affaires at the Embassy of Greece in New Delhi India and as an ambassador of Greece in Nigeria.
Before being awarded the position of Ambassador to Australia , he was director of the A10 Foreign Ministry with responsibility for Asia -Pacific (2009-2010) , and from 2010 until October 2012 he served as Director of the Diplomatic Office of the President of the Greek Republic Karolos Papoulias.
His Excellency the Ambassador inspecting the Guard of Honour at the Governor’s General Residence on the occasion of His Excellency presenting his credentials to the Governor General of Australia.