Friendship Agreement, between City of Casey and Ioannina, Greece

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Signed Friendship Agreements between Ioannina, Greece, and City of Casey, in both English and Greek, dated 6th November 1988, with a photograph of the two Mayors, Lefteris Glinavos of Ioannina, Greece, and John Hastie of the City of Casey.

The central text panel reads "Signing of the Friendship Agreement/ by/ the Mayor of the City of Casey/ Cr John Hastie/ and/ the Mayor of the Municipality of Ioannina, Greece/ Mr Lefteris Glinavos/ 6th November 1998”

The Agreement on the left, including both the City of Casey logo and Ioannina logo, includes the text “FRIENDSHIP/ AGREEMENT/ The City of Casey, Melbourne, Australia and the Municipality/ of Ioannina, Greece believe that the development of friendly/ relations and co-operation between the two cities on a people-/ to-people basis and the promotion of mutual understanding/ and goodwill between the citizens of both cities will greatly/ greatly contribute to the intensification of friendly relations between/ Australia and Greece, consequently playing a significant role/ in the peace and prosperity around the world./ The two cities will contribute to develop friendly relations for/ the promotion of a wide range of exchange activities in such/ fields as commerce, culture, sports, education, technology,/ tourism and the like./ It is for the confirmation of the above that both Mayors/ hereby affix their signatures to this agreement on/ the SIXTH day of November, 1998./ Lefteris Glinavos/ Mayor/ Municipality of Ioannina/ John Hastie/ Mayor/ City of Casey”

The Agreement on the right is in Greek. Both Agreements are signed by the two Mayors.
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colour photograph, ink on paper
27.5 x 18.5 cm (sight, certificates, each); 12.0 x 13.4 cm (sight, photograph); 50.2 x 81.2 x 2.7 cm (frame)
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Signed on the lower part of both agreements, in black and blue ink, “Glinavos” and “JHastie”. Dated in blue ink on English agreement "SIXTH" before printed text "day of November, 1988"
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Photograph: Viki Petherbridge
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