Saturday, 18 February 2012

Samaras: in Cyprus to receive and give hope

New Democracy leader Antonis Samaras is in Cyprus from tomorrow for a three-day official visit following an invitation from DISY leader, Nikos Anastasiades.

Speaking on last night’s news on ANT1 Cyprus,  Samaras said: ‘This time I’m coming to Cyprus not just to give hope, but to receive hope too.’

He explained that he will take hope from the great achievements of Hellenism in Cyprus, and will transmit the message that ‘despite the dramatic difficulties, Greece will soon stand on its feet again and will enter a period of recovery and creativity.’

Responding to concerns that a weakened Greece will have a negative influence on the Cyprus issue, Samaras stressed that: ‘Greece will show its presence at all levels. [Greece and Cyprus’s] fate is the same, the battle is common and Greece, I can assure you, will soon be back on its feet.’

The leader of New Democracy said that every visit to Cyprus for him was full of emotion and pain; a pilgrimage but mainly a rededication to justice.

(Translated from this article in

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