The Minister of National Defence Dimitris Avramopoulos paid an official visit to the Hellenic 1st Army, the Greek EU Operational HQ and the Hellenic Tactical Air Force HQ, in Larisa.
Mister Avramopoulos was presented a detailed briefing by the Commander of the Hellenic 1st Army Lieutenant General Vassilios Tellidis, the Chief of Staff of the Greek EU Operational HQ Brigadier General Christos Drivas and the Chief of the Hellenic Tactical Air Force HQ Lieutenant General (AF) Christos Vaitsis, respectively.
The Minister of National Defence was accompanied by the Chief of HNDGS General Michail Kostarakos, the Chief of HAFGS Lieutenant General Evangelos Tournas and the Chief of HAGS Lieutenant General Christos Manolas.
During his address to the leaderships of the three major formations, Mr. Avramopoulos expressed his thanks and underlined, among other things, the following:
D. AVRAMOPOULOS: “Given this opportunity, I would like to thank you and ask you to convey my warmest thanks to the entire personnel, of all ranks.
Please also convey to them my encouragement, so that they will continue performing their duties always based on their honest and conscious love to the Flag and the Country.
You can always count on my presence for all matters that concern your life, your service and your function as an integral, powerful part of our national system.
I wish health, strength and endurance to everyone.
I wish that you will carry on unhindered, performing your duties for a long time, from the posts you have been entrusted with, by the country and by your leadership.
I feel very proud for having the luck to have found myself among you, throughout the years that go along with my political course”.