Greek President Praises Diaspora on Greek Independence Anniversary

Pavlopoulos2“The example set by our ancestors in 1821, should inspire use and guide us in perpetuity. Especially now, at this critical juncture,” said the President of the Hellenic Republic, Prokopis Pavlopoulos in his letter to Greeks abroad, on the occasion of the Greek Independence Day (March 25) anniversary. “All Greeks across the globe need to ensure the course of Hellenism towards its historic destiny, in the peaceful competition with other nations around the world,” he added.

Prokopis Pavlopoulos also stressed the need to show gratitude for the invaluable contribution of the Hellenic Diaspora. “During the harsh times that our country is facing, Greek people turn once again to the diaspora, to this invaluable part of our nation, which excels in time and makes us proud, addressing a promising common struggle, so that Greece can effectively deal with the economic crisis that plagues our society and which, unfortunately, has now turned into a real humanitarian crisis,” said the Greek President.

Furthermore, he pointed out that the Cypriot struggle should not be forgotten. “Even as a member of the European Union, Cyprus still struggles against the foreign, illegal military occupation and faces equally unacceptable claims on its indisputable sovereign rights, and on its rights to freely exploit its natural resources. Greeks abroad need to send the message that Cyprus should be vindicated, as soon as possible,” he concluded.


  1. The migrants that are arriving from Greece should just dump their Greek past and assimilate into other cultures. I think that it is foolish for immigrants to keep on to their culture when they are not even within their own country.

  2. Is your life really that boring? Had to seek out greek themed news to get a rile out of people? Plus, lets be honest. Your comment for this article is really lame. Want to get a real angry response from people, your better off commenting on pretty much any other greek reporter article. Good luck my lonely friend