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March 30, 2023

Ambassador Laskaris Meets Refugee family from Central Africa Republic

Ambassador Laskaris in the middle holding a child, member of the refugee family.

On Friday, March 24, 2023, Ambassador Laskaris met with a refugee family from Central African Republic, en route to the United States of America. He couldn’t help but feel a deep sense of empathy and understanding for their situation, having heard of his own father’s journey as a refugee to the United States almost 75 years ago. He understood the challenges that come with leaving one’s home country in search of security.

As he spoke with the family, Ambassador Laskaris listened intently to their story and offered words of encouragement and support. He later reflected, “I wished them well and hope that their American dream comes true. What I really hope, however, is that the child I’m holding in my hands [in the photo] will grow up to be an American ambassador.’’