The General Manager of the Centenary, Adam Stankevicius, has called the Centenary program Windows to the World a success, claiming that about 35,000 of you visited the 35 embassies and high commissions, and that feedback had been positive.
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“People really enjoyed the opportunity to see what lies beyond the gates of the various missions and experience a glimpse of different cultures,” Mr Stankevicius said.
“In turn, the embassies and high commissions appreciated the genuine warmth and goodwill expressed by the visitors. This kind of grass-roots diplomacy does much to break down barriers and promote understanding between people.”
Mr Stankevicius said that postcode information collected by some of the missions showed that up to 20 per cent of visitors were from interstate – not only from NSW but also Victoria, Western Australia, South Australia and Queensland.
“Anecdotal evidence from Centenary staff and volunteers at the openings confirms that many people who came to Canberra for Floriade also took the opportunity to experience Windows to the World,” he said.