Ninety-eight years after the extermination of the Greeks of Asia Minor by the Turkish state and this day, as a historical fact, is engraved in our memory.
The uprooting of the Greek population is one of the darkest pages in modern history.
Today we commemorate the Day of Remembrance of the Genocide of the Greeks of Asia Minor, with respect and humility.
Historical facts are not barred, nor are they forgotten. It is a great responsibility of all of us to keep historical knowledge and values unchanged, passing them on as a legacy to future generations.
The persecution of the Greeks of Asia Minor, the way of refuge but also their integration and advancement in Greece, they taught us and continue to teach us today and inspire us with ideals and ideals.
United in today's challenges, we must fight for the peaceful coexistence of peoples and chart new paths for progress and prosperity.