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The South African Embassy in Greece visits Thessaloniki

6 June 2018

On 8 May 2018, the South African Embassy celebrated Freedom Day in Thessaloniki, the second largest city in Greece.

Around 250 high-profile guests including MPs, the Prefecture of Thessaloniki, mayors, businesspeople, journalists and celebrities attended the National Day, which was held in the magnificent garden of Mr Vassilis Takas, South African Honorary Consul in Thessaloniki.  

Earlier in the day Ambassador Marthinus van Schalkwyk (pictured left) addressed a targeted business seminar held at the Thessaloniki Chamber of Commerce and Industries, making a strong case for business in Northern Greece and the Balkans to invest and trade with South Africa and Africa. 

Three South African movies were also screened during the 7th African Film week held in Thessaloniki that week.


South African Embassy in Athens, Greece




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