In a message to mark the 192nd anniversary of Greece’s Independence Day on Monday, Prime Minister Antonis Samaras urged Greeks to “stand united” in the face of adversity.
“We only have to look back at recent history to see how many obstacles we have managed to overcome,” Samaras said.
“And we have always emerged stronger as a nation, better as a society, more proud about what we are and more confident about what we can achieve,” he said.
Samaras, who is leader of the country’s conservative-led coalition, urged Greeks to “stay clear of divisive slogans, the fatalism of submissiveness and national inferiority complexes.”
“Greeks can achieve everything as long as they remain united and stand tall,” he said.