Deputy FM Amanatidis: The ecclesiastical diplomacy can go where classic diplomacy cannot

Foreign Minister Yiannis Amanatidis on Thursday in statements to Alpha radio stressed the importance of interreligious and intercultural dialogue, as well as of ecclesiastical diplomacy.

“The ecclesiastical diplomacy can go where classic diplomacy cannot,” he said and added: “We have worked hard on that direction and the results are apparent.”

Asked about the role of the Ecumenical Patriarchate and the Archdiocese, ahead of the visit of Mr. Bartholomew to the White House in the first ten days of March, the Deputy Foreign Minister noted that “there is a dynamic in relation to the protection of the Christian populations, in the region of Middle East, as efforts to protect the Christian populations and the monuments are being made.”