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Greek Tourism Minister Travels To Earthquake-Stricken Kefalonia

argostoli_1Greek Tourism Minister Olga Kefalogianni will depart to the earthquake-stricken island of Kefalonia on Tuesday 4 February, according to an announcement made by the Greek Tourism Ministry.

Greek Tourism Minister Olga Kefalogianni

Greek Tourism Minister Olga Kefalogianni

Mrs. Kefalogianni will attend a meeting with local organizations of the Ionian island to coordinate actions to address problems related to the recent earthquakes. She will also focus on promoting Kefalonia Island as a safe tourism destination abroad.

The secretary general of the Tourism Ministry, Anastasios Liaskos and the secretary general of the Greek National Tourism Organization, Panos Livadas, are already on the island.

A state of emergency was declared on Kefalonia on Sunday 26 January when a 5.9 Richter earthquake shook the island and caused extensive damage. It was followed by a second strong earthquake on Monday 3 February causing further damage.

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