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Ancient pride: The Greek flag on the top of the Acropolis.— Photo courtesy of the Embassy of Greece
On occasion of National Day of Greece on March 25, Việt Nam News presents the message of the Ambassador of Greece to Việt Nam, Nicolaos Kanellos.
Poet ambassador: Ambassador of Greece Nicolaos Kanellos.— Photo courtesy of the Embassy of Greece
Greece celebrates National Day
We stand today in the shadow of history.
We stand to enrich our national life and to commemorate the proud traditions that tie our nations together.
We stand for peace.
I do most sincerely thank our host country, Việt Nam, for inspiring us to keep strong in our dreams.
The success of the visit of my Minister of Foreign Affairs few weeks before was a clear expression of our determination and aspiration to strengthen our bilateral ties for the interest and the prosperity of our two peoples.
Greece is not only the glorious past.
Greece is also the future, offering opportunity to everyone as the gateway to a new Europe.
I would like to speak in praise of all known and unknown heroes of peace who have worked for national endeavors and happiness.
We cannot assume that the struggle has ended.
It is never ending.
Eternal vigilance is the price of freedom. — VNS