Ivan Savvidi made speech at the opening of the Second Global Pontian Youth Forum

More than 500 representatives of Youth Pontian Federations from different countries of the world gathered in Thessaloniki. International forum took place on 2nd- 4th of October.

The meeting which main aim is creation of the worldwide Pontic movement is held under the guidance of Ecumenical Patriarchate and President of Greek Republic with the assistance of «Charitable Foundation of Ivan Savvidi».

Keynote themes of the forum- civilizational challenges of XXI century, Greek education, culture and traditions of Pontian nation, outlines for official admission of genocide of nations of Asia Minor.

Ivan Savvidi in his report mentioned «Even the fact that today the best representatives of Pontian young people gathered here in Thessaloniki illustrates that Pontian Hellenism has not only past, but present and future too. I’m sure that the key objective of this meeting is to plot a vector for uniting of Greek young people around the world and become starting point in forming united global international space for multimillioned Greek Diaspora. That is why all decisions that will be made during this meeting should not only form the basis for further development of Pontian Hellenism, but also have Greek nature.

In the frameworks of the meeting Pontic representatives made their reports, took part in working groups. The forum came to a close with festival of Pontian culture.