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23 April, 2002
A cultural festival dedicated to Greece began on Monday in Norfolk, Virginia, headquarters of NATO's Allied Command Atlantic (SACLANT).
The festival each year honors one of the 19 NATO member countries and aims at strengthening cultural exchanges.
The weeklong festival will project the cultural heritage of Greece at this important U.S. naval base. It will include photographic exhibitions, film projections, music, parades, traditional dances and Greek cuisine and wine.
The cultural festival was inaugurated with a photographic exhibition entitled ''Aegean: Images of Greece'', which is presented by the Greek Press Ministry.
Present at the events will be the Supreme Commander of SACLANT General William Kernan, Greek Ambassador to Washington Alexander Philon, the mayor of Norfolk and other local officials.
Source: Athens News Agency