Greek Deputy Education Minister Costas Koukodimos resigned from his post citing personal reasons.
Koukodimos announced on Monday that despite his resignation he will continue to support the Greek government and Prime Minister Antonis Samaras’ “great effort to regenerate Greece.”
Koukodimos, a former long-jump champion, had been appointed Deputy Education Minister after a government reshuffle in June.
Education Minister Andreas Loverdos commented on Koukodimos’ resignation with a post on Facebook, saying that Koukodimos resigned for personal reasons. He stated that the Ministry lost a valuable member who could greatly contribute in school sports issues. Loverdos expressed his belief that Koukodimos will continue to provide assistance and advise to the Greek government.
Koukodimos noted that there was not some kind of dissatisfaction with the responsibilites he was assigned.
“The reasons are totally personal and the Prime Minister to whom I sent the letter showed understanding. Someone wrote that I resigned to focus on my businesses. This is not true of course,” Koukodimos said, adding that his relationship with Loverdos was excellent.
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