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[Letter to H.E. Mr Konstandinos Simitis on the death of Constantinos Karamanlis from John Howard]



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PRIME MINISTER

CANBERRA

 

 

23 APRIL 1998

 

 

[Letter to H.E Mr Konstandinos Simitis on the death of Constantinos Karamanlis from John Howard]

 

My dear Prime Minister

 

I extend my personal condolences and those of the Australian Government and people to the family of Constantinos Karamanlis and to the government and people of Greece.

 

Constantinos Karamanlis was a pivotal figure in Greek politics for over forty years. Greeks and the rest of the world will remember him especially for his role in leading Greece back to democracy after years of military rule.

 

Not least because of the many Australians of Greek origin, the ties between our two countries are close and enduring. We join you in mourning the loss of one of your great men.

 

Yours sincerely

 

John Howard

 

H.E. Mr Konstandinos Simitis

Prime Minister

THE HELLENIC REPUBLIC