President of the Republic Karolos Papoulias on Wednesday received a delegation from the Jewish Federations of North America (JFNA), whose representatives are currently on a visit to Greece. The meeting was attended by Prime Minister George Papandreou.
Papoulias referred to the country’s dire economic crisis, noting that this was “unprecedented in Greece’s recent history”. He stressed that dealing with the crisis demanded that all Greeks make harsh sacrifices in order for the country to soon regain the position it deserves within the Eurozone and international markets.
“We are determined and accustomed – those of us that are older, at least – to difficult times. We will fight this battle and win with unity and determination,” Papoulias said.
The president also referred to Athens’ desire for a just, viable and comprehensive resolution for the Middle East problem, based on two independent states that will co-exist in peace and security.