ATHENS – Prime Minister Ioannis Sarmas presided over the first comprehensive meeting of the caretaker cabinet at Maximos Mansion on Saturday.
In his address to the ministers, following their swearing-in on Friday and receipt of their portfolios during ministry handovers, Sarmas emphasized that “today we establish government policy until June 25,” the date of the runoff elections.
He highlighted that this is a constitutional obligation whereby the government sets policy and the prime minister ensures unity within the government. The prime minister’s role involves directing actions and public services in general to facilitate the efficient implementation of government policy.
Sarmas underscored that the primary responsibility of this interim government is to prepare the country for the upcoming second round of elections on June 25 while fulfilling Greece’s outstanding commitments until that time.
Additionally, Sarmas alerted the ministers to potential risks within the ministries and urged them to diligently manage these risks. He emphasized the need to identify various threats that may jeopardize the activities and financial well-being associated with their ministerial responsibilities.