Greek President hails Chirac’s ‘emblematic’ personality, statesmanship


Greek President Prokopis Pavlopoulos praised late French President Jacques Chirac as “an emblematic personality” who succeeded in “boosting France’s status on a European and international level.”

In a statement expressing condolences after Chirac’s death, Pavlopoulos praised Chirac’s contribution to the project of European unification.

The Greek President also praised Chirac’s contribution to Greek-French relations as prime minister, but mostly as president of France.

Chirac died Thursday at the age of 86.