“Greek Diaspora are prized as cultural capital, they provide critical soft power and are crucial in public diplomacy,” says John Chrysoulakis, the Secretary General for Hellenism Abroad and Public Diplomacy.
Greece’s “multifaceted policy” supports political, economic, parliamentary, cultural, religious, and educational diplomacy the secretary general says. We met in an airy seaside café in the seaside suburb of Glyfada. It is possibly one of the few times he has respite.
“I have so many events, it’s a pleasure to be able to talk to you,” he has to be somewhere else soon.
Chrysoulakis believes that Greek communities abroad play a vital role and the Greek state “wants to activate global Hellenism.”
Greece is creating Diaspora networks, and members of the Diaspora are important players in the global economy he says then highlights the “political, economic, and cultural capital” the Greek Diaspora provide Greece.
Building Diaspora networks
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