Mr Prokopios Pavlopoulos

The President of the Hellenic Republic, Mr Prokopios Pavlopoulos sent his annual message to the Greek diaspora on the occasion of Christmas and the New Year, underlining the importance of its solidarity to Greece, and its contribution to addressing the economic crisis.

In his message the President referred to national issues and Greece’s position on the developments in the region and the role it claims in the European Union.

Pavlopoulos sent a clear message to Turkey reiterating that Greece is in favour of Turkey’s European prospect but, on the condition it respects international and European law.

However, he noted that Turkey itself undermines every aspect of its European prospect by directly and openly violating the international and European law.

Finally, the President mentioned the importance of helping resolve the Cyprus issue and how Greece is doing its best towards this objective.

In his closing statement, the President expressed his love and gratitude towards the Greek diaspora and looks forward to its continuing support and solidarity in Greece’s struggles and wished everyone health, prosperity and personal happiness.