Goodwill Ambassador, Mrs Marianna V. Vardinoyannis met with the Director-General of UNESCO, Mrs Audrey Azoulay, on Saturday, 18 January 2020, at the UNESCO headquarters, in Paris.

Mrs Vardinoyannis and Mrs Azoulay, had a substantial and constructive discussion on national matters of cultural heritage, which are a key priority for Mrs Vardinoyannis in the framework of her duties as UNESCO Goodwill Ambassador. Mrs Vardinoyannis informed the Director-General of UNESCO about important matters of our country, and Mrs Azoulay’s response was highly positive. She assured Mrs Vardinoyannis that she stands by Greece and is determined to support our country.

At the same time, Mrs Vardinoyannis, as President of the Honorary Committee for the “Salamis – Thermopylae 2020” Anniversary Year, and Mrs Azoulay, who is a member, discussed in detail activities which could be organised to highlight on a global level the messages for the 2500 years from the Battles of Thermopylae and Salamis. The Director-General of UNESCO will participate and attend the events held for this important Anniversary.

Finally, during the meeting, the foundations were laid out for the common actions related to the protection of the Environment and matters related to the mission of the UNESCO Goodwill Ambassadors.