In November, the President of the Hellenic Republic Katerina Sakellaropoulou, officially adopted a rescue kitten named Calypso.
She is the very first stray cat ever adopted by a Greek President while in office.
Sakellaropoulou first met the kitten in October, when she visited the island of Karpathos for the 76th anniversary of the island’s liberation.
During her visit, Sakellaropoulou laid a wreath at the monument of Captain Konstantinos Iliakis, paid a visit to the island’s archaeological and historical museum and visited the town hall, where she was declared an honorary citizen of Karpathos.
She also met with two of the representatives of Animal Welfare Karpathos, Mrs. Sophia Hiras-Micros and Dr. Anna Katogiritis. During that visit, the President stated that animals are sentient beings who should be respected by all of us and met little Calypso. Immediately she expressed her interest in adopting her.
During a meeting between Sakellaropoulou and Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis on Monday, a “meow” interrupted the conversation.
Calypso walked into the room and meowed the moment Mitsotakis said that people should celebrate Christmas with their closest family members.
Πρέπει να είμαστε εξαιρετικά προσεκτικοί τις ημέρες των εορτών ώστε να μην βρεθούμε ξανά αντιμέτωποι με μία νέα έξαρση του ιού. Αυτές τις γιορτές, ας τις περάσουμε με τις οικογένειές μας, σε όσο το δυνατόν πιο στενό οικογενειακό κύκλο. Συνάντηση με την Πρόεδρο της Δημοκρατίας. pic.twitter.com/fewOZYlzOo
— Prime Minister GR (@PrimeministerGR) December 21, 2020
Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis announced during his Monday meeting with President Katerina Sakellaropoulou that he will be vaccinated on December 27.
Mitsotakis informed the President about all the data regarding the course of the pandemic, the management of the crisis, and the National Vaccination Plan in the country.
“I personally will be vaccinated on the first day that the vaccine will be available in Greece, as things stand, on December 27,” he told the President.
Mitsotakis added: “I’m moderately optimistic that in 2021 we will leave the pandemic behind us and we will be able to return not just to normal life, but to rapid economic growth so that we can heal the great wounds caused by the pandemic worldwide as soon as possible.”