Â· â€œMount Athos is not just the Vatopedi issue â€“ we mustnâ€™t forget that. One has nothing to do with the other.â€
Â· â€œIn these talks, we ascertained that there are a lot of issues that concern Mount Athos: requests, thoughts, concerns that were expressed and that go beyond the role of the Foreign Ministry, which has Mount Athos in its portfolio. There are issues related to the Education Ministry, the Ministry of Health, the Finance Ministry and many other Ministries.â€ â€œAnd that is why we have this Committee, which is being chaired by Minister of State Pamboukis, who is coordinating this effort
Â· â€œFor us, for our government, one thing is crystal clear, and it is a very important principle: transparency for everything, transparency in all procedures. And I think that such a Committee for cooperation with Mount Athos can only help transparency.â€
Read the complete interview HERE.