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Populous Greek Delegation in Paris Participates in Solidarity March

Heads of state and the European Union leadership, along with millions of people, attended today the solidarity march in Paris for the victims of the multiple Islamist attacks. At the same time, the security measures were draconian, as some 2,200 police officers and snipers were guarding the route of the three-kilometer march, which starts from the historic square of Place de la Republique. In addition, another 1,350 soldiers have been transferred to Paris to guard potential targets.

Samaras_Paris1Greece’s government was represented by Prime Minister Antonis Samaras, while a delegation of Greek main opposition SYRIZA also arrived in Paris, consisting of MEP Manolis Glezos, and possibly Giorgos Katrougalos and Konstantina Kuneva.

Among the foreign leaders who went to Paris to participate in the solidarity march, along with French President Francois Hollande, is British Prime Minister David Cameron, German Chancellor Angela Merkel, Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi, his Spanish counterpart Mariano Rajoy, Belgian Premier Charles Michel, as well as Danish Prime Minister Helle Thorning-Schmidt and Dutch Premier Mark Rutte. Russia was represented by Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov, Romania by President Klaus Werner Iohannis and Ukraine by President Petr Poroshenko.

European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker, European Council President Donald Tusk and European Parliament President Martin Schulz were also in Paris.

Finally, Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu, Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas and Israeli Premier Benjamin Netanyahu, also attended the solidarity march in the French Capital, along with leaders of African countries such as Mali, Niger, Gabon, Tunisia and the King of Jordan, Abdullah.

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