SAE chief condemns attacks on immigrants

The president of the World Council of Hellenes Abroad (SAE), Stefanos Tamvakis, on Tuesday condemned a spike in attacks on immigrants in Greece during a speech to members of the Greek community in the Egyptian port of Alexandria.

Noting that Greeks of the diaspora were familiar with the difficulties of adapting to new environments, Tamvakis said the rise in racially motivated assaults in Greece was fueling bad feeling against diaspora Greeks.

Greece’s ambassador to Egypt, Christodoulos Lazaris, expressed similar views at the event, which was also attended by Foreign Minister Dimitris Avramopoulos.