PM Mitsotakis' statement on death of Cypriot politician Vassos Lyssarides

PM Mitsotakis' statement on death of Cypriot politician Vassos Lyssarides

Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis expressed his condolences on the passing of Cypriot politician Vassos Lyssarides at the age of 101 on Monday.

In his statement, the Greek premier said that Lyssarides' "century-long life was synonymous to Cyprus' struggle for freedom and democracy."

Mitsotakis added that "friends but also opponents recognize that the smiling 'doctor' was an honorable politician, a cultured and tender man, but also a constant symbol of courage: "I am small", he used to say, "but if I do not take big steps, I will be even smaller"," noted the Greek Prime Minister.

"Greeks, over and above party differences, say goodbye to him with honor and respect," he concluded.

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