Inauguration of the Office of Culture and Tourism of the Turkish Embassy in Athens by the Minister of Culture and Tourism of Turkey, Ömer Çelik, and the Greek Minister of Tourism, Olga Kefalogianni

 

The inauguration of the Culture and Tourism Office of the Turkish Embassy in Athens took place on Saturday, 6 December, 2014 in the presence of the Turkish Minister of Culture and Tourism, Mr. Ömer Çelik and the Greek Minister of Tourism, Ms. Olga Kefalogianni, on the occasion of the 3rd Greece-Turkey High-Level Cooperation Council held in Athens.

Prior to the inauguration ceremony, the two Ministers held a brief meeting, during which they discussed the cooperation prospects between the two countries in the area of tourism, a sector of vital importance for the two countries’ economy and growth, given that both Turkey and Greece constitute attractive tourism destinations. 

The Culture and Tourism Office of the Turkish Embassy in Athens represents the Ministry of Culture and Tourism of Turkey in Greece. It was established one (1) year ago and  has since served in the promotion and presentation of the cultural heritage of Turkey in Greece, ultimately highlighting the country as a tourist destination.

At the same time, through undertaking initiatives and implementing actions in collaboration with relevant organizations and authorities in Greece and Turkey, the Office has adequately supported major cultural and tourism events in the context of cooperation between the two countries.

The inauguration ceremony was also attended by the Culture and Tourism Attaché of Turkish Embassy in Athens, Ms. Asli Gündoğdu Aksungur, the Secretary General of the Greek National Tourism Organisation (GNTO), Mr. Panos Livadas, the Vice-president of GNTO, Mr. Christoforos Kaparounakis, the Director General for Tourism Promotion of the Turkish Ministry of Culture, Mr. Irfan Önal, as well as officials from both ministries.

 

Photo Νο1: Seen from left: The Culture and Tourism Attaché of Turkish Embassy in Athens, Ms. Asli Gündoğdu Aksungur welcomes the Minister of Culture and Tourism of Turkey, Mr. Ömer Çelik, the Greek Minister of Tourism, Ms. Olga Kefalogianni, and the Secretary General of GNTO, Mr. Panos Livadas, at the Office of Culture and Tourism.

Photo Νο2: Seen from left: The Vice-president of GNTO, Mr. Christoforos Kaparounakis, the Secretary General of GNTO, Mr. Panos Livadas,, the Greek Minister of Tourism, Ms. Olga Kefalogianni, the Minister of Culture and Tourism of Turkey, Mr. Ömer Çelik, the Culture and Tourism Attaché of Turkish Embassy in Athens, Ms. Asli Gündoğdu Aksungur

Photo Νο3: Seen from left: The Greek Minister of Tourism, Ms. Olga Kefalogianni, the Minister of Culture and Tourism of Turkey, Mr.  Ömer Çelik, the Culture and Tourism Attaché of Turkish Embassy in Athens, Ms. Asli Gündoğdu Aksungur

Photo Νο4: Seen from left: The Secretary General of GNTO, Mr. Panos Livadas, the Greek Minister of Tourism, Ms. Olga Kefalogianni, the Minister of Culture and Tourism of Turkey, Mr. Ömer Çelik, the Culture and Tourism Attaché of Turkish Embassy in Athens, Ms. Asli Gündoğdu Aksungur

Photo Νο5: Seen from left: The Secretary General of GNTO, Mr. Panos Livadas, the Greek Minister of Tourism, Ms. Olga Kefalogianni, the Minister of Culture and Tourism of Turkey, Mr. Ömer Çelik, the Culture and Tourism Attaché of Turkish Embassy in Athens, Ms. Asli Gündoğdu Aksungur