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Athens Macedonian News Agency: News in English, 15-12-22

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  • [01] Greek parliament unanimously asks recognition of State of Palestine
  • [02] River in Epirus has frozen

  • [01] Greek parliament unanimously asks recognition of State of Palestine

    The Greek parliament unanimously asked from the Greek government the recognition of the State of Palestine at a special session held on Tuesday in the presence of Palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas.

    Abbas was welcomed as head of state by parliament president Nikos Voutsis and Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras: "we welcome you in the presence of the prime minister, members of the parliament's presidium and president of the Foreign Affairs and Defence Committee of parliament and the Committee of the Greek-Palestinian friendship of parliament".

    On his part, Abbas stated "the grand step of recommending to the Greek government to recognise a State of Palestine will go down in the history and in the future paces of the Palestinian people" adding also "We are very proud that we are here at the bastion of the Greek democracy" who expressed the Palestinian people's gratitude and pleasure for the 'grandiose', as he called it, "Greek parliament's initiative that further contributes to the foundation of the Palestinian State" adding "We feel at home. Further steps for the strengthening of the already close and historic relations between the peoples will follow" said Abbas and concluded "We recently welcomed the Greek prime minister in Palestine and we hope very soon to also welcome the President of the Hellenic Republic and the parliament president".

    [02] River in Epirus has frozen

    The temperature in the mountainous region of Epirus fell to -7 degrees Celsius during the night. The river Voidomatis that flows through the traditional villages of Zagori and famous for its arch bridges froze.

    Although the snow has not yet made its appearence in the area, the hotel reservations in the picturesque villages and the other traditional destinations of Epirus, very popular for Christmas holidays, have reached 90 percent of the hotels and rooms capacity.

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