President to meet defense minister, military chiefs

President Karolos Papoulias is to receive the caretaker government’s Defense Minister Frangos Frangoulis and the leadership of the country’s armed forces for talks at 2.30 p.m. on Wednesday for talks, the president’s office said earlier in the day.

No details were released about the reason for the visit nor the contents of the scheduled talks.

On Tuesday, the leader of the ascendant leftist party SYRIZA, Alexis Tsipras, visited the Defense Ministry headquarters, where he condemned previous governments for spending excessively on arms and expressed solidarity with armed forces employeees who have seen their salaries and pensions cut due to austerity measures imposed as part of a debt deal with Greece’s foreign creditors.