18 January, 2005
WASHINGTON 18/1/2004 (ANA/T. Ellis)
Ruling New Democracy party State Deputy Eleftheria Bernidaki-Aldous addressed the Hellenic American Institute here over the weekend on the issue of "exchanges of values and ideas between Greece and the U.S.", stressing the importance of humanitarian values which inspired Greek and American societies.
Earlier, she had made another address at the Washington College of Law of the American University on the “Attitudes toward the handicapped from ancient Greece to modern America: problems and solutions."
The Greek deputy, who also spoke on the basis of her own personal experience in both countries, said the fundamental American law on the treatment of handicapped constitutes a model for similar legislation in the European Union and Greece, which anticipates the abolition of discrimination and the offering of opportunities by the state and the private sector for the personal and professional advancement of people with disabilities.
Dr. Bernidaki also met Senator Paul Sarbanes (D-MD) and discussed bilateral relations between Greece and the United States, educational and cultural exchanges between the two countries and legislation on the protection of the handicapped.
Source: Athens News Agency