Wednesday, November 2, 2016

KKE General Secretary Dimitris Koutsoumbas' remarks after the meeting with President Prokopis Pavlopoulos

Dimitris Koutsoumbas: The Greek people must be vigilant about developments in the region.

Today, Wednesday 2 November, the General Secretary of the CC of the Communist Party of Greece (KKE) Dimitris Koutsoumbas met with the President of the Hellenic Republic Prokopis Pavlopoulos, regarding the developments on the Cyprus Issue, as well as about the positions of KKE on the developments in the broader region.

After the meeting, Dimitris Koutsoumbas made the following statement to journalists:

"I informed Mr.President of the Republic about the developments in the region and the positions of the KKE. The sharpening of the contradictions, the antagonisms, the military conflicts and the accumulation of military weapons and forces throughout the region, from central and eastern Europe, the Black Sea, the Aegean Sea and the Middle East do not bode positive steps and issues for the people and especially for the Greek people.

The Greek people must be vigilant [...] Issues which have to do with- what we usually call- national issues of the country, (such as) the provocative and continuous statements, for example, by the President of Turkey Erdogan, the question of our country's sovereign rights, the question of the Aegean and our country's islands, as well as the developments with the new Annan Plan, which is essentially a dichotomous plan on Cyprus that is launched intestively during the last period, should make us, as a society, even more vigilant and mobilized.

The KKE will contribute, will continue to contribute with its responsible stance, steadily, towards the direction of solving these problems, in favour of all, in favour of peace, in favour of Greece's sovereign rights, of Cyprus, to the benefit of the region's people".