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82nd Thessaloniki International Trade Fair

23 September 2017

The South African Embassy in Greece had a stand at the 82nd Thessaloniki International Trade Fair from 9-17 September 2017, a fair which has political significance in addition to its commercial importance.

Photo: Ms Dina Kapoutsis, Trade and Information Assistant, HE Ambassador Marthinus van Schalkwyk, Mr Ahmed Seedat, Counsellor at the South African stand

For decades it has played a key role in further strengthening the economic and diplomatic relations between all the participating countries.

The stand was decorated with posters and tourism promotional material.

The Embassy staff distributed brochures and dealt with trade and tourism enquiries. Under the Embassy stand there were four local importers/agents of South African products.

Ambassador Marthinus van Schalkwyk and the Embassy’s Counsellor, Mr Ahmed Seedat, accompanied by the South African Honorary Consul, Mr Vasilis Takas, attended the opening ceremony inaugurated by the Greek Prime Minister Mr Alexis Tsipras.

South African Embassy in Athens, Greece




March 2018






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