Referring to the FYROM he stated that no democratic state could legitimately enter into binding international treaties that directly violated its constitution
The Greek PM Alexis Tsipras addressed the nation
Greek PM Tsipras briefed President Pavlopoulos on talks with FYROM in Sofia
"The Sacred Memory of the tragic victims must remain alive in order to maintain vigorously the vigilance of the world consciousness"
“The principle of solidarity is emerging as a basic legal principle of the European Union"
"The ties of friendship between Greece & Britain create hope that the sculptures will eventually return & that the unity of the Parthenon will be restored"
"The borders of Greece are also borders of the European Union"
He referred to the visit as “a pilgrimage on behalf of the Greek people” to a vibrant community of the diaspora
The president was given a tour of the submarine “Matrozos”, the frigate “Spetsai” and the gunboat “Krystallidis”
"Any contestation of the borders, the territorial integrity and the sovereignty of Greece comprises sovereignty of the European Union”