In a statement, the President of the Republic Katerina Sakellaropoulou expressed her deepest condolences for the loss of the former President of the Republic Karolos Papoulias, stressing that “he honored with his morality and his behavior the highest institution of the ‘State, vigorously defending national unity’.
In particular, in her statement, the President said: “With emotion and sadness, we address our final greetings to Karolos Papoulias, the patriot of Epirus and politician.
His participation in the National Resistance and the fight against the dictatorship determined his pace, reflecting his steadfast commitment to the ideals of freedom and justice that he consistently upheld throughout his career.
A great connoisseur of international politics, during his tenure at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, he helped Greece acquire special weight and consolidate its role as a factor of stability in our enlarged region.
He was President of the Republic for two consecutive terms and honored with his morality and behavior the highest institution of the State, vigorously defending social cohesion and national unity. I express my deepest condolences to his family and friends for his loss. “