Prokopis Pavlopoulos, the President of the Hellenic Republic, recently sent his official Christmas message to all Greeks abroad.
President Pavlopoulos expressed his pride that the members of the Greek diaspora have remembered their roots.
”Not only have you never forgotten your homeland but, on the contrary, you have been actively and uninterruptedly supporting our people and our nation…especially in defending our national issues and our national rights,” he stated.
The President also touched on the importance of the Greek diaspora abroad being able to vote in Greek elections.
”This years greeting message to you, the Greek men and Greek women of our diaspora, has a special meaning. On the one hand, because of the current crucial circumstances and on the other, because of your emblematic support for our country during the last, critical and difficult years of a deep social and economic crisis that hit our country,” Pavlopoulos said.
The President also took the opportunity to mention Greece’s place in the EU and NATO, and that it will not stand for Turkey’s violation of European and international law.
The Presidential message concluded by saying:
”With these thoughts, I express once again the feelings of love and gratitude of all of us…Looking forward to the ever-lasting support on your part in the struggles for our homeland, our people and our nation…I wish you a Merry Christmas, and a Happy New Year, with health, prosperity, and personal and family happiness.”