French President to attend War of Independence bicentenary celebrations in Athens


French President, Emmanuel Macron, and his wife Brigitte will attend Greece’s annual celebrations on March 25 to commemorate the bicentennial of the country’s War of Independence in 1821, according to Ekathimerini.

As the anniversary coincides with the European Council meeting on March 25-26, it is expected that Macron will attend the celebrations in Athens and then fly to Brussels for the summit.

Greek Prime Minister, Kyriakos Mitsotakis, had invited Macron, Russian President Vladimir Putin and Prince Charles to the celebrations in October last year, as representatives of the countries which fought against and defeated the Ottoman Navy in the Battle of Navarino on October 20 in 1827.

Since then, a Kremlin spokesman said that Putin has no plans to visit Athens, with Prince Charles’ response still uncertain.

READ MORE: Vladimir Putin declines invitation to attend bicentennial independence parade in Greece.

Source: Ekathimerini.




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