Greece is a country that seeks solidarity and peaceful co-existence with its neighbors, Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras said on Sunday on the occasion of Greece’s War of Independence celebration.
The Greek prime minister was at Psara island where he addressed the nation on Greece’s Independence Day from Ottoman rule.
“Greece is a pole of stability and guarantor of the stability and the safety in the region and does not allow anyone to play games that set at risk this stability,” Tsipras said.
“Greece is a country with strong defence, not to threat but to safeguard the peace and stability in the region, to serve the principle of good neighbourly relations,” the Greek prime minister said. Ηe was referring to Turkey’s illegal acts in the Aegean, sending the message that the neighbor country must stop the illegal acts and respect the sovereign rights of Greece and Cyprus and respect International Law.
Tsipras also referred to the two Greek junior military officers held illegally in Turkey. “Our thoughts are with the Greek servicemen that are currently detained in Edirne and we are doing whatever is necessary to bring them back to Greece soon”.
Tsipras further said that “the next page of our history belongs to a Greece free from the wounds of the economic crisis and the suffocating supervision that we experience in the last 8 years, a period that comes to an end in a few months” he said adding that “now is the moment that we must build the future of our country on solid foundations.”
The prime minister underlined that “Greece is facing the future with optimism and is standing up as a modern, European and democratic country with social justice, equality and total respect to the freedoms of the individual” .
Concluding he clarified that Greece is a country that seeks peaceful co-existence, solidarity and cooperation with its neighbors.