We Are All in Paris Today to Defend Democratic Ideals, PM Samaras Says
Monday, 12 January 2015
Prime Minister Antonis Samaras on Sunday attended along with other heads of state and government the Paris Unity rally against terrorism.
In a statement to a journalist of the French television France2, Samaras said it was an amazing experience.
"France was a beacon of freedom for the whole world," he said and added: "Today we are all on its side. We are united with the French people, we are thinking of exactly the same things, namely freedom, the ideals of democracy.
Furthermore, we are at their side in this battle for the defense of democratic ideals. That is what we seek, and that is why we were all here today. What we experienced was amazing."
When asked if this day marks a new beginning for Europe and the world, he said: "I hope and really believe it will do so."