For the first time, the Greek Foreign Ministry has appointed a Special Envoy for Anti-Semitism and Anti-Defamation of the Holocaust.
Special Secretary of Religious and Cultural Diplomacy, Dr. Efstathios C. Lianos Liantis was appointed Special Secretary for Anti-Semitism and Anti-Defamation of the Holocaust, the Ministry announced on Wednesday.
It is the first time a special envoy is appointed on the issue of anti-Semitism, and Dr. Lianos assumes his new duties by decision of the Minister of Foreign Affairs, George Katrougalos.
Dr. Lianos is also a founding member of the Holocaust Museum of Greece, and the head of the Greek delegation to the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance (IHRA), the international, intergovernmental organisation against anti-Semitism.
He has collaborated on cultural and educational activities and academic initiatives with the Ecumenical Patriarchate of Constantinople, the Church of Greece, the ancient Patriarchal Sees of the East and other religious authorities.
The special secretary has edited more than 70 Greek- and foreign-language publications on many subjects of classical studies. [amna]