Israeli Political Leadership Congratulates Greece on Bicentennial

TEL AVIV — Israel's political leadership on Tuesday congratulated their Greek counterparts on ocassion of the bicentennial of the Greek Revolution (1821), referencing Greece's contributions to democracy and philosophy.

In separate letters, Israeli President Reuven Rivlin noted Greece's "profound contribution to global values and culture" and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Greece "has successfully established itself as a vital part both of the European and Mediterranean regions," acting as a "crucial bridge between nations."

Speaker of the Knesset Yariv Levin noted the "excellent collaborations and special friendship" between the two countries' parliaments, while Foreign Minister Gaby Askhenazi said Greek-Israeli relations are "of strategic value to both countries."



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