“You Are Also the Navy of the EU,” Pavlopoulos Says, in Visit to “HS Nikoforos Fokas’ in Beirut

(Photo by Eurokinissi/Yorgos Kontarinis, file)

“Greece, a member-state of the European Union, defends its borders, defends its territory, defends its Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ) in accordance with the international Law of the Sea – but these three are simultaneously the borders, territory and EEZ of the EU,” President of the Hellenic Republic Prokopios Pavlopoulos said on Thursday, during his visit to the Hellenic Navy frigate “HS Nikiforos Fokas” in Beirut.

He noted that the ship’s mission was linked with the fundamental defence of people, of peace and of the implementation of international law, while its presence in Beirut was a reminder that, in addition to being part of Greece’s Navy “you are also the Navy of the EU… and all sides must see your mission as such, understanding that when they question the mission you are carrying out, they directly question international law and European law.”

Addressing the captain and crew of the Greek navy vessel, Pavlopoulos expressed the pride of the Greek people for their international mission on behalf of the United Nations, in defence of both international and European law.

“We Greeks, united before the great and important things, have the strength and determination to contribute – as our democracy, history and culture demand – to the establishment of the rule of law,” he said.

The president noted that this message is directed “where it should be, so that all sides can understand that we Greeks strive for peace, the implementation of international law and justice. We are not the ones violating this but against all those that do violate it, we will be here, always present, beyond and outside our borders.”

“Our great European family, the EU, in this war has not had the presence it should in this region. If it had made up its mind much might have been averted, I am certain, in this terrible war. Especially in terms of the hardship for people, as expressed in the refugee waves that we have seen,” he added.

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  1. Congratulations to the people of Greece…you have a purpose…to defend the entire EU…which to my knowledge has no military army of its own, and to defend international laws that are broken, on behalf of the European family!

    First of all, this demented member of the Greek government,.cannot even defend the borders of Greece and Cyprus from foreign military intrusions by Nato Ally Turkey, and former ISIS migrants from Syria, who have been escaping Syria with Greece’s Nato allies .who have broken international laws in crossing the borders of Syria, libya, Iraq, Yemen, Somalia etc etc…and where …the INTERNATIONAL CRIMINAL COURT AT THE HAGUE.states..

    The international court prosecutor’s office says it has “reasonable basis” to believe that “war crimes and crimes against humanity” were, and continue to be, committed by U.S and allied forces in Afghanistan and abroad in other countries!

    Additionally, the U.N inspectors charge the U.S and EU.with crimes against humanity ..in their economic warfare to starve the “Populist” of Venezuela to remove their elected leader

    The EU defines their enemies ..as the populace of Greece or better known as the people of Greece, who do not understand , why their interests are never served by Tsipras, MIstotakis, and Pavlopoulos and now may be the target of Pavlopoulos to defend the laws of his masters in the EU and U.S regimes!..

    Pavlopoulos, another corrupt traitor to Greece for the Glory of America and EU!

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