Foreign Minister Dimitris Droutsas met here on Friday with Archbishop of America Demetrius, with whom he discussed a series of issues concerning Greece and expatriate Greeks.

Droutsas said that every meeting of his with Archbishop Demetrius constitutes "a special honour and joy" and stressed that they had the opportunity of discussing many issues.

"His Reverence had the goodness of briefing me on the Archdiocese's considerable work, particularly with regard to the expatriate Greeks, who are so important for Greece," he said, adding that on his part he briefed his interlocutor on developments in Greece, especially on "the efforts and the sacrifices" of the Greek people, as well as "the great structural changes and reforms that will lead Greece soon out of the economic crisis that we are facing and to a bright future for our homeland."