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Nicolaos Kanellos

Political Science/ Athens, Greece

DEA International Relations/ Nice, France

Joined Diplomatic Service of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Greece in 1981.

1981-1985 MFA/European Communities 1985-1990 Permanent Representation of Greece to the Council of Europe, Strasbourg, France 1990-1993 Embassy of Greece in Tirana, Albania 1993-1996 Consul of Greece in Houston, USA 1996-1997 Consul General of Greece in Gjirokaster, Albania 1997-2000 Consul General of Greece in Barcelona, Spain 2000-2002 Deputy Director of Department on UN and international Organizations/ Nuclear nonproliferation and disarmament 2002-2005 Deputy Head of the Embassy in the Haag, Netherlands, 2005 Head of Greek Liaison Office in Pristina.

2008-2013 Ambassador of Greece in Slovakia 2014-Now Ambassador of Greece in Vietnam Exhibitions: Athens, Volos, Larissa, Thessaloniki, Den Haag, Barcelona, Prishtina, Bratislava, Ha Noi- Viet Nam 2016 - "Connection" show: "A journey through Greek art, Vietnamese design with an Italian touch" in Ha Noi, Viet Nam His paintings belong to many private collections including eminent names around the world.

Two paintings of him are permanently exhibited in the International Airport E.VENIZELOS in Athens (Business Lounge MELINA MERCOURI)

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