With a new video from the Ancient rock of Acropolis, US President Barack Obama sent a new message about Democracy stressing “we are part of the community of nations that solves problems and make the best for humanity.”
the video was uploaded in his personal account on Facebook and Twitter.
“We have behind us the Parthenon, the Acropolis and a part of Athens, where ideas of democracy and the concept of citizen started to develop.”
Obama referred to the concept of continuity saying “with what’s happened here with the speeches of Pericles and the founding fathers of our state”.
“we are part of the community of nations that solves problems and make the best for humanity.
"We view ourselves as part of a community of nations that can…lift up what's best in humanity" —@POTUS in Athens https://t.co/t6zpmbvh3n
— The White House (@WhiteHouse) November 17, 2016
“It is very important for the president of the united states to send a message about how important is the cultural heritage of a country.”
“On my last trip abroad as president, I finally had the opportunity to visit Greece and to meet the beautiful history of this country. Here on the Acropolis, in the place of birth of democracy and the democratic values that we share as Americans, you understand the value of a government of the people, by the people, for the people, and how people, irrespective of the nation to which they belong, will decide the kind of country in which we live, the ideals which we seek and the values that will define us” states”.
The video was shot before Barack Obama delivered his historic speech in the Stavros Niarchos Foundation where he again praised Democracy, spoke of gaps of globalization and the inequality among citizens that has to be fought. The US president called for “course of correction on globalization.
Obama speech highlights and video is here.
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