The 20th WCP was held in the beautiful city of Thesaloniki, Greece, 2000 at which Dr. Nikolaos Moshovos was President. 


This was the second time that the World Congress of Poets held its Congress in Greece. They held the 8th WCP in Corfu in 1985. 


The Thesaloniki Congress was attended by about 150 poets including Dr. Rosemary C. Wilkinson (U.S.A.), President of the World Academy of Arts and Culture (WAAC) and World Congress of Poets (WCP); Dr. Maurus Young (France/Taiwan), Secretary General of WAAC/WCP; Dr. Justice Mohan (India), Vice President of WAAC/WCP; and Dr. Milan Richter, poet from Slovakia and Dr. Germain Droogenbroodt, poet from Spain/Belgian; Dr. Ada Aharoni. poet from Israel; Dr. Chi-lung Wang, poet from Taiwan; Dr. Karen Kung, poets from Taiwan, Dr. Y. Van Nguyen, poet from Vietnam/U.S.A., etc….and many local poets. 


Moshovos organized a cruise on the Aegean Sea inviting poets to drink and read poems on the boat in the evening. Poets enjoyed warm hospitality of the host, beautiful scene in Greece and nice weather in the Mediterranean Sea.