Government shakes up diplomatic corps

Government shakes up diplomatic corps

A major shake-up of Greece’s diplomatic corps has been announced, with changes in a number of key ambassadorial roles.

Although the changes are not expected until this summer at the earliest, it was announced on Monday that new envoys would be posted to several Greek embassies.

Greece’s ambassador in Washington, Christos Panagopoulos, will be replaced by Theoharis Lalakos, who currently serves in Skopje. The ambassador in Tirana, Leonidas Rokanas, will move to Beijing, while the political director at the Foreign Ministry, Petros Mavroidis, will move to Ankara to take over at the Greek Embassy there.

Dimitris Caramitsos-Tziras is due to become Greece’s ambassador in London, while the former head of the National Intelligence Service (EYP), Constantinos Bikas, has been lined up to become the Greek ambassador in Tel Aviv.

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