Kasselakis visits 'Aglaia Kyriakou' children's hospital on Sat.

Stefanos Kasselakis

On Saturday, SYRIZA-Progressive Alliance leader Stefanos Kasselakis visited the children's hospital 'Panagiotis & Aglaia Kyriakou', accompanied by his spouse Tyler McBeth.

Kasselakis and party members handed out presents to children who stayed at the hospital by prosecutor's order, chatted with them and exchanged festive wishes. In return, children gifted Kasselakis a signed Christmas drawing and also sang Christmas carols to the main opposition party leader.

"Every day, we think about what we want for the new year ahead, and what we really want is for our society to be able to see better days, as we believe that there is a sacred responsibility, from all of us, to help our weaker fellow citizens, especially children like these here at this hospital," Kasselakis pointed out.

Kasselakis will welcome Christmas carolers to Syriza party headquarters on Christmas Eve.

SYRIZA-Progressive Alliance leader Stefanos Kasselakis will welcome Christmas carolers to the party headquarters on Sunday, Christmas Eve.

Specifically, the 'Diktaioi Kastrinoi' association of the Panhellenic Federation of Cretan Cultural Associations will sing carols at the main opposition party offices at Koumoundourou Square, Athens, at 08:30 in the morning.

Dispatch of frigate to Red Sea 'endangers Greek Armed Forces'

The decision of the Greek government to dispatch a frigate to the 'Prosperity Guardian' naval operation in the Red Sea "endangers Greek Armed Forces," especially as it is not carried out in the context of an international organisation the country is member to, SYRIZA-Progressive Alliance leader Stefanos Kasselakis said on Thursday.

"The priority for Greek Armed Forces should be to protect the country's sovereignty and territorial rights," Kasselakis said. Beyond that, and beyond its obligations as member of the United Nations, the European Union, and NATO, Greece "should not focus on developing its military presence, but on its diplomatic role, as pillar of peace and stability," he added.

There are obviously serious security and maritime traffic challenges in the greater region, the main opposition leader said, especially in the Gulf of Aden, which has become worse after the war in Gaza.

"Beyond the military initiatives, the international community should focus on diplomatic efforts for peace in order to face these challenges," Kasselakis said, adding, "Greece and the EU in general can and must play a key role in this context."

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