Presence of Minister of Defense Nikos Dendias at the parade for the National Anniversary of October 28, 1940 in Thessaloniki

The Minister of National Defence, Nikos Dendiastoday, Saturday 28 October 2023, represented the Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis and the Government in the parade of military and civil departments in Thessaloniki, for the National Anniversary of October 28, 1940.

The parade was also attended by the Minister of Defense of the Republic of CyprusMichalis Giorgallasthe Chief GEETHA General Konstantinos Florosthe Secretary General of the Ministry of National Defence, Antonis Oikonomouthe chief GEA Lieutenant Commander (I) Themistocles Bouroliasthe Chief GES Lieutenant General Angelos Houdeloudis and the Chief General Vice Admiral Ioannis Drymousis PN.

Earlier, Mr. Dendias had represented the Prime Minister and the Government at the laying of a wreath by the President of the Republic, Katerina Sakellaropoulouin the Hero of the 3rd Army Division.

After the parade, the Minister of National Defense stated:

Today, the Anniversary of October 28, 1940, I want to express pride in the historical choices of our Motherland.

And we are particularly proud of the Armed Forces of Greece that have supported these choices throughout time.

We are also very proud of the uniformed men and women who marched today in Thessaloniki.

Of course, you all know, the valor of the Armed Forces is not demonstrated in parades. Proven in the field.

Proved on October 28, 1940.

It was demonstrated, most recently, by the prevention of aggression in the Eastern Mediterranean and the Aegean in the period 2019-2022.

Thanks to the strong and prosperous Armed Forces, thanks to their personnel, Greece will continue to defend its rights and be a factor of peace and stability in the Balkans, in the Eastern Mediterranean, in our wider region.

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Be well”.

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