The Minister of Foreign Affairs of Greece Mr. Nikos Dendias visited Odessa on July 12, 2022 and had a number of meetings with representatives of local authorities and Greek societies in Odessa. The meeting with the Mayor of Odessa Mr. Gennady Trukhanov focused on further moves for the inscription of the historic center of Odessa on the UNESCO World Heritage List.
“Odessa has beautiful architecture that deserves to be inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage List. Thank you for being involved in this issue, and, on my part, I promise my support. We must preserve the unique heritage of Odessa”, said Mr. Dendias.
The Minister also visited one of the architectural pearls of the city, the Odessa Opera House, and in the Odessa National Scientific Library, he signed a Memorandum of Understanding between the Consulate General of Greece and the State Archive of the Odessa Region to digitize part of the archives related to the Greek presence in the city.