Diplomatic meetings boost engagement
Senior diplomats have met with new Speaker of the Legislative Assembly, Telmo Languiller.
The Speaker is keen to strengthen the Victorian Parliament’s engagement with people who contribute to Victoria’s social and cultural diversity.
Speaker Telmo Languiller with Uruguay Ambassador Ricardo Javier Varela Fernandez
Spanish Ambassador Enrique Viguera, Greek Ambassador Charalampos Dafaranos and Uruguay Ambassador Ricardo Javier Varela Fernandez have visited the Speaker at Parliament House.
Melbourne is said to have the largest Greek speaking population outside of Europe and there are also several thousand Spanish speaking people living in Victoria.
The meeting with the Uruguay Ambassador held special significance, as the Speaker was born in Uruguay.
Mr Languiller told the Ambassadors that people from their countries who are living, working and doing business in Victoria are contributing significantly to the vibrancy of our multicultural state.
The Speaker said he was keen to ensure that the Victorian Parliament continued its long tradition of welcoming international visitors to our state, and looked for new opportunities to engage with people who are part of Victoria’s diverse social and cultural life.
Speaker Telmo Languiller (above) with Spanish Ambassador Enrique Viguera (right) and Consul-General Juan Carlos Gafo Acevedo (left); and (below) with Greek Ambassador Charalampos Dafaranos (second from right), Consul-General Christina Simantirakis along with Victorian Clerk of Parliaments Ray Purdey
- Published: Thursday, 26 March 2015 12:33