Greek President Karolos Papoulias sent a condolence message to his French counterpart Francois Hollande in response to the deadly terrorist attack on satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo. Similar messages condemning the bloody attack were also sent yesterday by Greek Prime Minister Antonis Samaras and government Vice President and Foreign Minister Evangelos Venizelos.
The message of the President of the Hellenic Republic is as follows:
“I was informed about the terrorist attack that took place in Paris, which resulted in the death of 12 people and wounding numerous others, with great indignation and emotion. On behalf of the Greek people and myself personally, Mr. President, I express my strongest condemnation for this criminal act and feelings of solidarity to the French people, the families of victims and those injured.”
It should be noted that a gathering has been organized in Athens, to express solidarity towards the French and the families of the Paris attack victims. The gathering will take place on Thursday, January 8, at 5 p.m., at the French Institute of Athens.