Following a longstanding tradition, children from schools all over Athens sang Christmas carols to Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras and his wife Betty Baziana at the Maximos mansion on Monday morning, Christmas Eve day.
Χαρούμενες στιγμές σήμερα στο Μέγαρο Μαξίμου με κάλαντα των Χριστουγέννων από το Μουσικό Γυμνάσιο-Λύκειο Αλίμου, το Διαπολιτισμικό Δημοτικό Σχολείο Αλσούπολης, το 78ο Νηπιαγωγείο Αθηνών και το Πρότυπο Εθνικό Νηπιοτροφείο.
Χρόνια πολλά σε όλες και όλους! https://t.co/qKmM4zdf1F pic.twitter.com/8YxGvj2j8u
— Prime Minister GR (@PrimeministerGR) December 24, 2018
Tsipras sat with the children at one of the long tables usually used for government meetings, afterward declaring that ”this was the best cabinet meeting I have ever had”.
#alphanews Και ιδού το «καλύτερο ΥΠΟΥΡΓΙΚΟ ΣΥΜΒΟΥΛΙΟ» κατά τον @atsipras #maximou #christmas2018 @ALPHA_TV
The Greek Leader of the Opposition Kyriakos Mitsotakis, along with his wife Mareva Grabowski, welcomed the choral group ”Omonoia” from the Association of Northern Epirus, as well as the Cretan group ”Asi Gonia”. Children from the ”Pharos tou Kosmou” home also sang traditional traditional Christmas carols to the couple.
Following the performances, Mitsotakis reassured the people from Northern Epirus that he fully supports their rights as an ethnic minority in Albania. He added that if Albania wants to follow the route that leads to the E.U., it will need to respect the rights of its Greek minority.
According to tradition, Greek President Prokopios Pavlopoulos was treated to carols and music performed by the Greek Army band and the men of the Greek Presidential Guard. He also listened to music performed by groups representing various schools and cultural groups from across the country.
Pavlopoulos sent a message of unity to the nation and expressed his wishes for health and prosperity in the new year, noting that ”the great power of the Greeks is their unity; united, we have achieved all the great and important things”.
With information from A.M.N.A.