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01 December, 2000
Thessaloniki will be a center for the acquisition of public administration management know-how for eastern European countries, with the operation of the International Center of Public Administration in the northern Greek city, Interior, Public Administration and Decentralization Minister Vasso Papandreou said on Thursday.
The minister will inaugurate the center on Friday, following a meeting of the interior and public administration ministers of Balkan countries in a Thessaloniki hotel.
The center was established by the Greek interior ministry in cooperation with the United Nations and aims at developing the public administration sector of Balkan, central and eastern European countries, as well as the countries of the former Commonwealth of Independent States.
The center will train public servants of the aforementioned countries and will establish a network of experts aiming to aid their cooperation, toward mutual development.
Source: Athens News Agency