President: United we achieve the impossible

President Karolos Papoulias has called on all Greeks to unite in the face of the national economic crisis and international turmoil, noting that ?only when we are united can we achieve the impossible.?

In a message to the Greeks of the diaspora marking Independence Day on March 25, he pointed out that Greeks who lived outside of Greece had helped the nation achieve its independence in the war that began in 1821.

?Today, which is marked by the economic crisis, we have to show consensus and we must be alert, so that we can come up with a creative solution to the challenges and difficulties that we face,?

Papoulias said. ?Despite the difficulties both on the national and the international scene, we do not forget that only when we are united can we achieve the impossible.?

Noting that March 25 honored the fighters of 1821 who gave their lives for freedom, the president declared: ?From that historic call for a national uprising which changed the course of modern Greek history, with the battlecry ‘Freedom or Death’, across Europe and the world, the Greeks of the diaspora were present. Their intervention contributed to victory in the war of national independence against an empire that seemed invincible.?

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