The political leadership in Greece has condemned the terror massacre in New Zealand where 49 people were killed and at least 40 were injured on Friday morning.he political leadership of Greece is condemning
The president of the Greek Republic, the Prime Minister, the Foreign Minister and leaders of political parties condemned the blind violence and the hatred that took place against Muslim worshipers in Christchurch and expressed their condolences to the families of the victims.
In his message, President Prokopis Pavlopoulos expressed his “abhorrence for the devious act of blind violence and religious hatred against innocent citizens” He expressed his “sincere condolence to the families of the victims and wished rapid recovery of the injured.
Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras said that he was shocked and expressed his solidarity with the people. He tweeted in English:
Deeply shocked by the acts of terror in the Mosques in New Zealand. We stand in solidarity with the people of New Zealand. It is our duty to stand for tolerance and religious freedom and raise our voices against far right extremism and racist hatred.
— Alexis Tsipras (@tsipras_eu) March 15, 2019
The Greek Foreign Ministry said in a tweeted statement:
Profoundly shocked by appalling terror attack in #Christchurch mosque #NewZealand. We condemn in the strongest terms this heinous act of violence & intolerance. #Greece stands w/ people & gov. of NZ in full solidarity. Our most sincere condolences to bereaved families @MFATgovtNZ
— Υπουργείο Εξωτερικών (@GreeceMFA) March 15, 2019
Leader of New Democracy, Kyriakos Mitsotakis expressed deep sorrow and condemned the attack.
Statements were also issued by Communist KKE and the Potami.