Alternate Minister of Foreign Affairs Miltiadis Varvitsiotis’ remarks on “Proto Programma” Radio Station’s show “Se Rythmous Epikairotitas” with journalist Alfonso Vitalis (14.01.2022)

“The government of Kyriakos Mitsotakis has managed to demonstrate seriousness and hold a firm line when addressing all crises. This has also become apparent on the issue of energy, both from the direct measures of support for households and businesses the government has taken, as well as from the reduction of taxes”.

This was emphasized by Alternate Minister of Foreign Affairs, Miltiadis Varvitsiotis, speaking today on “Proto Programma” radio station’s show “Se Rythmous Epikairotitas ” with journalist, Alfonso Vitalis, in relation to the Prime Minister’s interview.

Asked about the latest developments in Greek-Turkish relations and Erdogan’s statements, Mr. Varvitsiotis noted that “our country was, is and will be committed to the process of dialogue. “Regardless of the seriousness and intensity of our differences, we believe that they should be resolved in the context of dialogue and not by military means, on the ground.” He made it clear though that “for the sake of dialogue we will not give in to whatever the other side says”. The Alternate Minister added that “this is a period when our differences with Turkey would be difficult to end up in armed conflicts”, referring to the Prime Minister’s assessment in his interview that due to the economic situation in Turkey, such aggressive action, would be a major blow to the Turkish economy. “It’s not something we expect, but we are preparing ourselves,” Mr. Varvitsiotis said. He also added that Greece has proceeded with a very large armament program, which upgrades the operational capabilities at sea and in the air and clearly shows that Greece is determined to prevent Turkish provocation and play the role it deserves in the Southeastern Mediterranean.

Minister of Foreign Affairs Nikos Dendias’ address at the New Year’s cake cutting of the Imbriot Association (Athens, January 16, 2021)

The following is the text of Minister of Foreign Affairs Nikos Dendias’ address at the New Year’s cake cutting of the Imbriot Association, which was held online (Athens, January 16, 2021).

“Dear friends, members of the Imbros Greek community,

I would like to express my warm thanks for the honour of being invited to address the cutting of the New Year’s cake by the Imbriot Association.

I wish with all my heart good health, happiness and prosperity, to you and your families.

For many decades, the Imbriot Association has been engaged in a multi-faceted work, which has created the right conditions for many families to return to their ancestral homes. Through this important work, the historical Imbriot Association contributes to the substantial revival of Hellenism in Imbros, which, as we should always remember, constituted the overwhelming majority of the island’s inhabitants when the Treaty of Lausanne was signed.

Of course, the Association’s actions are supported by the committed and all-encompassing involvement, but also the constant interest in developments in Imbros, of His Holiness, Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew, who is of Imbrian descent.

Undoubtedly, the activity of the Ecumenical Patriarch, who completed 30 years of ministry on the Ecumenical Throne of the Holy and Great Church of Christ last year, is an important guarantee for the further strengthening of Hellenism in Imbros.

Similarly, of course, the tireless efforts of His Eminence Metropolitan Kyrillos of Imbros and Tenedos also contribute decisively to the improvement of the living conditions of the Greek community.

Allow me to note, however, that, despite the favourable climate that has developed in recent years, these actions should be of long-term duration. And in order to ensure their continuity, Turkish authorities need to do their bit.

I take this opportunity to underline that finally Turkey must fully respect the rights of the Greek minority in Imbros, Tenedos and Istanbul, by strictly implementing the Treaty of Lausanne.

It should fully implement the provisions of Article 14 of the Lausanne Treaty regarding the special administrative organisation and guarantees for the native non-Moslem population in so far as concerns local administration and the protection of persons and property.

At the same time, the neighbouring country should comply with international and European standards of respect for human rights and people belonging to minorities, such as the Resolution of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (1625 / 27.6.2008), regarding property rights of the Greek minority in Imbros and Tenedos.

Dear friends, I would like once again to assure you that both I personally and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs will continue to assist you in your efforts to keep the collective memory of the Imbriots alive and restore injustices Hellenism in Imbros has suffered at the hands the Turkish authorities.

We will continue to stand by your side, employing any means at our disposal to achieve this goal.

We will continue, in collaboration with the Ministry of Education, to care for the staffing of the Greek community schools in Imbros, which, thanks to your own efforts as well, now cover all three levels of school education. Similarly, we will continue to assist the settlement of new families on the island. And we will certainly continue, at every opportunity, to reiterate the commitments that Turkey has undertaken and highlight the injustices suffered by Hellenism in Imbros.

Undeniable evidence of our support is also the upcoming visit by Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs Mr. Andreas Katsaniotis to Imbros, where he will be given the opportunity to build up a more coherent picture on the ground and to hold discussions about the possibilities opening on further improvement in living conditions of the Greek community.

With these thoughts, I wholeheartedly wish you all a happy and prosperous New Year”.

Minister of Foreign Affairs Nikos Dendias’ statement following his meeting with EU MS Ambassadors (Athens, 17.01.2022)

Minister of Foreign Affairs Nikos Dendias’ statement following his meeting with EU MS Ambassadors (Athens, 17.01.2022)I had the great pleasure today to attend the meeting of the Ambassadors of the EU Member States in order to discuss the priorities of the French Presidency of the Council of the EU for the first half of 2022.

And I would like to thank from the bottom of my heart the Ambassador of France, Patrick Maisonnave, for hosting this very interesting meeting.

Besides, it takes place following the visit of the French Minister of Foreign Affairs Jean-Yves Le Drian to Greece and also the meeting we had in the framework of Gymmich last Thursday and Friday.

Cooperation with Ally France is getting strengthened, I have to say, each passing day and in all areas.

France constitutes the epitome of European solidarity as is stipulated in Article 42 (7) of the Lisbon Treaty.

During our discussion with the EU Ambassadors, I outlined the challenges our country faces and the problems of the Balkans, but I also made special reference to the escalation of Turkish rhetoric, which has now reached another level, namely the direct challenging of Greek sovereignty over the islands of the Eastern Aegean.

I also emphasized the openings that Greece is making in its foreign policy, under instructions by Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis, following my travels both to Africa and to various other countries.

But I also underlined the great interest that Greece now attaches to Sub-Saharan Africa, where France, protecting European interests, is extremely active.

I would like to thank again the Ambassador and the French Presidency for this opportunity.

Après avoir lancé la première série de téléviseurs laser trichromes L9 au monde, Hisense introduit maintenant la série 100L9G en Afrique

Le CAP, Afrique du Sud, 17 janvier 2022  /PRNewswire/ — Hisense, fournisseur de téléviseurs et d’appareils électroménagers de haute performance, a annoncé que le premier téléviseur L9G TriChroma Laser de 100 pouces au monde, doté d’une résolution 4K UHD, d’une gamme de couleurs BT 2020 de 107 % et du système de haut-parleurs Dolby Atmos®, est désormais disponible en Afrique.

Après l’introduction du premier téléviseur laser 4K Dual Colour au monde en Afrique, l’ajout du 100L9G au portefeuille de produits en expansion d’Hisense en Afrique démontre l’engagement continu de la société envers les consommateurs de la région en introduisant des technologies plus sophistiquées et des produits de haute qualité sur le continent.

« Au cours de l’année dernière, l’unité de vente de téléviseurs laser de Hisense South Africa Company a connu une augmentation de 194 %, ce qui a renforcé notre confiance pour aller de l’avant et présenter nos produits haut de gamme aux clients locaux. Grâce aux technologies d’amélioration de l’image et de triple laser de pointe de Hisense, le 100L9G offrira une expérience cinématographique à domicile à nos clients dans la région », a déclaré Patrick Hu, directeur du marketing de Hisense South Africa.

Alimenté par le moteur laser TriChroma d’Hisense qui utilise trois lasers de couleurs primaires pures pour porter la pureté des couleurs à un autre niveau, le 100L9G établit une nouvelle référence pour l’expérience de visionnage à domicile avec sa gamme de couleurs BT 2020 à 107 %, atteignant jusqu’à 151 % de la norme de couleur du film DCI-P3 et battant la plupart des téléviseurs LED haut de gamme sur le marché. Ses performances colorimétriques inégalées sont associées à une qualité d’image 4K HDR 10, ainsi qu’à deux haut-parleurs Dolby Atmos® de 20W qui offrent un réalisme suprême et un paysage sonore riche, offrant une expérience audiovisuelle totalement immersive qui transporte le spectateur dans la scène.

Le 100L9G est livré avec un écran ALR Daylight de 100 pouces bord à bord, qui présente des capacités de rejet de la lumière ambiante et tire parti de la luminosité de 3 000 Lumens du projecteur pour apporter une vivacité supplémentaire aux images dans les environnements à lumière naturelle. Doté d’un corps noir élégant, il présente un design compact et minimaliste qui s’harmonise et se fond dans l’installation de divertissement à domicile et l’espace de vie de l’utilisateur.

Conçu dans un souci de protection des yeux, le 100L9G est équipé d’une solution certifiée TUV Rheinland pour minimiser la fatigue oculaire, ainsi que de la fonction de luminosité automatique qui adapte automatiquement la luminosité de l’écran aux conditions d’éclairage de la pièce.

Le 100L9G est alimenté par le système d’exploitation VIDAA OS d’Hisense qui permet d’accéder à plus de 5 000 applications et jeux sur le grand écran et à un grand nombre de films et de spectacles. Il promet également plus de 25 000 heures de divertissement qui se traduisent par plus de 10 000 films.

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Seegene’s Allplex™ SARS CoV-2 FluA/FluB/RSV Assay approved under Health Canada’s Interim Order

Seegene’s syndromic assay detects COVID-19 and Influenza A/B/RSV infections in a single test.

SEOUL, South Korea, Jan. 17, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Seegene Inc. (KQ 096530), South Korea’s leading molecular diagnostic company, announced it has received approval of its Allplex™ SARS CoV-2 FluA/FluB/RSV Assay under Health Canada’s Interim Order on January 11.


Seegene’s Allplex™ SARS CoV-2 FluA/FluB/RSV Assay is a multiplex real-time PCR assay that enables simultaneous amplification and differentiation of respiratory symptoms. In a single test, it can distinguish among Influenza A, B, RSV, and COVID-19. This assay expected to play a crucial role in responding against the potential ‘twindemic’ as the country is forecasting a surge in both flu patients and COVID-19 patients.

To support Canada experiencing surging demand for COVID-19 tests, Seegene delivered 340,000 COVID-19 tests to Canada by a charter flight on January 13.

“Demand for COVID-19 tests is skyrocketing due to the resurgence of confirmed cases,” said Ho Yi, Chief Sales and Marketing Officer of Seegene. “We are fully prepared to supply enough test kits globally and will continue to be strong global partners in the effort to manage the spread of COVID-19.” This latest approval is expected to be a significant opportunity for the company, as it will allow Seegene to raise its product awareness in surrounding countries of Canada such as Latin America and others.

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About Seegene, Inc.

Seegene, Inc. was founded in Seoul, South Korea in 2000 and has subsidiaries in the U.S.A., Canada, Germany, Italy, Mexico, Brazil, Colombia, and the Middle East. Seegene, Inc. is an in-vitro diagnostics (IVD) company that has been turning innovative technologies into products through its pioneering R&D activities. Seegene owns its original patent technology including DPO™ (Dual Priming Oligonucleotide) for multiple target amplification; TOCE™ for multiple target detection in a single channel; MuDT™, the world’s first real-time PCR technology that provides individual Ct values for multiple targets in a single channel for quantitative assays.; and mTOCE™ multiplex mutation detection technology. With these cutting-edge molecular diagnostic (MDx) technologies applied to diagnostic kits and other tools, Seegene has enhanced the sensitivity, specificity, and disease-coverage per a test of PCR (polymerase chain reaction) to unprecedented levels by providing accurate high-multiplex PCR products that target and detect genes of multiple pathogens simultaneously per each fluorescence channel. This feature dramatically saves testing time and cost. Seegene continues to set new standards in MDx through cutting-edge innovations.

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