Greece’s President stresses duty to preserve historical memory of Pontian Greek Genocide


Greek President Katerina Sakellaropoulou emphasised the duty of all peoples to protect historical memory on May 19, Remembrance Day for the Genocide of Pontian Greeks.

In her message, she honoured the hundreds of thousands of innocent victims who were exterminated or displaced from their ancestral homes 105 years ago during the Ottoman Empire.

President Sakellaropoulou highlighted the significant contribution of Pontian Hellenism to the restoration and development of the Greek state, noting how it brought dynamism and values to the motherland.

She underscored the responsibility of all peoples to safeguard historical memory and called on the international community to recognise and condemn heinous crimes against humanity to prevent future atrocities.





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