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The Hellenic Radio (ERA): News in English, 08-10-16

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From: The Hellenic Radio (ERA) <www.ert.gr/>

CONTENTS

  • [01] Obama Supports Greek Positions
  • [02] Ecumenical Patriarch in Crete

  • [01] US

    Obama Supports Greek Positions

    16 2008 18:38:00

    Sources: NA-

    In a written statement to the Hellenic-American community Democratic party candidates in US presidential elections, Barrack Obama and Joe Bidden for president and vice-president respectively express their support to the withdrawal of Turkish troops from Cyprus, a mutually acceptable solution to FYROM name dispute and respect to religious freedom of the Ecumenical Patriarchate. The omogeneia newspaper "Greek News" has revealed the Democrat party candidates statement on its webpage.

    Barrack Obama will exercise its leading role as US President to seek a political settlement of the Cyprus issue. He strongly believes that Cyprus must remain a united sovereign country in which each of the two communities will exercise constructive politics within a bizonal, bicommunal federation. Next there will be a fair and mutually acceptable settlement of difficult issues such as properties, refugees and security.

    On FYROM name dispute, he reminded that Senator Obama was one of the three canvassers of Draft-bill 300 proposing Greece and FYROM to find a mutually acceptable solution to the name dispute through UN procedures. He repeats his invitation to both countries to reach a mutually acceptable solution which will lead to greater stability in the Balkans.

    Finally with regards the Ecumenical Patriarchate, the statement says "Senator Obama was among the 73 Senators who sent a letter to President Bush in 2006 asking him to exercise pressure on Turkey to restore the rights of the Ecumenical Patriarchate.

    Translated by Chrisanthi Sarantis

    [02] For Apostle Paul Jubilee

    Ecumenical Patriarch in Crete

    16 2008 16:07:00

    Sources: NA

    Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew arrived in Crete to attend events for Apostle Paul Jubilee. He was received by Defense undersecretary, Yiannis Plakiotakis. Also present were Archbishop of Athens Ieronymos, Archbishop of Tiranna and all Albania Anastasios, Archbishop of Cyprus Hrisostomos, Archbishop of Crete Eirineos as well as Education Minister, E. Stylianidis. Next a Te Deum at Agios Minas Cathedral was held followed by a visit to Gortyna, Kalous Limenes. .

    Translated by Chrisanthi Sarantis


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