Joint Statement of Party Leaders Calls for Viable Agreement
Tuesday, 07 July 2015
Greek President Prokopis Pavlopoulos chaired a meeting of political party leaders on Monday, during which Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras briefed them on the initiatives he will take in the immediate future, following the result of the referendum on Sunday.
All party leaders had the opportunity to express their own views and at the end of the meeting they prepared – with the exception of Communist Party leader Dimitris Koutsoumbas who disagreed with the document - the following joint statement:
"The recent verdict of the Greek people does not constitute a mandate for rupture, but a mandate to pursue and consolidate the efforts to achieve a socially just and economically viable agreement.
To this end, the government assumes responsibility for the continuation of negotiations, and all political leaders will contribute, respectively, to this end, within ones’ institutional and political role."