Greek President and PM stand by people of New Zealand after terror attack

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Greece's President and Prime Minister conveyed their condolences and support for the people of New Zealand following the shocking Friday attacks on two mosques in Christchurch.

 President Prokopios Pavlopoulos conveyed to New Zealand and its people his horror and condolences over the mosque attacks on Friday.

The message was conveyed through Greece's ambassador to Canberra Mrs Xagorari who is also accredited to New Zealand.

Pavlopoulos expressed horror for the hideous act of blind violence and religious hatred against innocent citizens, sending his condolences to the families of the dead and wishing the rapid recovery of the injured.

Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras expressed his solidarity to the people of New Zealand.

"Deeply shocked by the acts of terror in the Mosques in New Zealand. We stand in solidarity with the people of New Zealand. It is our duty to stand for tolerance and religious freedom and raise our voices against far-right extremism and racist hatred," posted Tsipras.