There is little time left until the March 25 celebrations for the 200th anniversary of the Greek Revolution against the Ottoman Empire.
Which foreign leaders are expected to attend?
The French President, Emanuel Macron and the heir to the British throne, Prince Charles of Wales, are the first guests to have confirmed their presence in Greece, according to diplomatic sources that spoke to Sputnik Hellas.
With what has become known so far, the leaders will attend the military parade.
Following planning from the Prime Minister’s Office and the Presidency of the Republic, a dinner has been organised for the foreign guests.
The invitations also concern the First Ladies-wives of the guests.
It is worth noting that after the Kremlin announced that Russian President Vladimir Putin has no plans to visit Athens, Greece extended an invitation to Russian Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin.
His visit, according to the same sources, has not yet been finalised but was reported on in Russian media.
It is also worth noting that, according to the same information, the presence of these leaders is of particular importance to Greece as the states they represent played a decisive role in the 1821 Greek Revolution.
It is also recalled that the Greek Foreign Minister made special reference to Russia’s contribution to the Greek national liberation struggle.
Finally, Greece is waiting for a response from Cypriot President Nikos Anastasiadis, who has also been invited.
It is recalled that due to the pandemic, there will be no parades for March 25 this year, with the exception of a military parade in Athens which will be “televised,” as stated by government spokeswoman Aristotle Peloni.
“It will be a high quality and very proud spectacle,” she underlined.