Greek Prime Minister: ‘Israel can count on our support and our help’

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu met with Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis at the Prime Minister’s Office in Jerusalem.

Prime Minister Netanyahu stated: “Prime Minister, my good friend, Kyriakos, it’s very good to see you here. I always say that the best thing about standing with Israel is standing in Israel. And you’re doing that. I appreciate the solidarity of you, your government, the people of Greece at this darkest hour. It’s a battle against civilization. It’s civilization against barbarism. We’re on the side of civilization. We have to unite, all together, against Hamas, which is ISIS.”

Greek Prime Minister Mitsotakis stated, “Dear Bibi, I come here not just as an ally, but as a true friend. What happened was truly horrible, and we, from the very first moment, defended and supported the right of Israel to defend itself in line with international law. And we drew a very clear distinction between Hamas and the Palestinian people. We will continue to be able to support you and hope that whatever happens happens without too much of a humanitarian cost. But you can count on our support and our help.”

The Israeli Minister of Foreign Affairs, the Director of the National Security Council, the Prime Minister’s Chief of Staff, the Prime Minister’s Military Secretary, the Prime Minister’s Foreign Policy Adviser, and the Greek Foreign Minister, Minister of State, Diplomatic Adviser and Ambassador to Israel also attended the meeting.

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