Australia Names Arthur Spyrou as Canberra’s New Ambassador to Greece

Australia’s new Ambassador to Greece will be Arthur Spyrou, according to a press release from the country’s Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade which was released on Monday.

Spyrou will also be accredited to Bulgaria and Romania, since the Australian Embassy in Athens covers these two nations as well.

Marise Payne, the Australian Minister for Foreign Affairs, noted in her statement that the two nations of Australia and Greece have an enduring relationship ”built on strong people-to-people links and bonds forged during both world wars.”

Spyrou had served until now as Australia’s Ambassador to the United Arab Emirates.

He is a senior career officer with the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade and holds a Masters degree in Foreign Affairs and Trade from Monash University.