Tsipras shakes hands with Çavuşoğlu and other dignitaries on the sidelines of Lula's inauguration

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The president of SYRIZA, Alexis Tsipras, had meetings with a series of leaders, on the sidelines of the inauguration of the new president of Brazil, Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva. Tsipras was among several heads of state at the event and met with several leaders, formers leaders and other high profile politicians.

According to SYRIZA PS sources, as cited by Proto Thema, among other dignitaries was the president of Argentina Alberto Fernande , with whom they discussed the reception that Alexis Tsipras had reserved for Christina Kirchner as prime minister.

The Greek politician congratulated the Argentine President on winning the World Cup. For his part, Alberto Fenrandez wished Alexis Tsipras good success in the upcoming elections, with the president of SYRIZA-PS reciprocating the wishes for a beneficial path for the Argentine people.

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According to the same sources, German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier had a warm conversation with Alexis Tsipras regarding the situation in Germany and Europe, as well as the unprecedented challenges of the political leadership of the strongest economy in the Eurozone regarding the energy crisis, the its impact on economic growth indicators and employment.

Alexis Tsipras sat in the first row of the honorary guests of former heads of state, with the former president of Chile, Ricardo Lagos, and the former president of Bolivia, Evo Morales, next to him.

Evo Morales, looking at those present, said "here we are three generations of leftists: the grandfather [s.s. pointed to Lagos], the father [pointed to himself] and the son [pointed to Alexis Tsipras]," with his interlocutors and those watching the debate burst into laughter.

Ricardo Lagos revealed to Alexis Tsipras that the battle fought by Greece during his prime ministership with the European economic establishment was, according to the same information, at the centre of attention of the progressive forces of Latin America, as it sparked debate in the progressive camp.

Socialist and social democratic forces observed how democracy works as well as whether banks are now the ones who decide the future of societies.

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At the same time, he was informed by the president of SYRIZA-PS about the achievements of his government's battle, while he also asked to be informed about the current situation in Greece.

The president of SYRIZA-PS also had a long and cordial discussion with the former president of Bolivia, Evo Morales. The iconic leader referred to the trip he had made to Greece, during which he had been enthralled by its cultural heritage.

At the same time, however, he asked Alexis Tsipras to be informed about the political situation in Greece, while he declared that he was even willing to visit our country in order to help the battle of SYRIZA-PS in the upcoming elections.

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Alexis Tsipras had a very interesting discussion with the Deputy Foreign Minister. of Cuba Josefina Vidal, who recalled his presence as Greek prime minister in Havana for the funeral of the iconic leader of the Cuban revolution, Fidel Castro.

She even said to Alexis Tsipras: "We love you very much in Cuba and we remember your speech, how passionately you spoke and your visit has left a lasting impression on us."

Finally, during his presence at Lula's inauguration, Alexis Tsipras had a brief handshake with the Turkish Foreign Minister, Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu.

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