Lisbon, 14 November 2011
I would like to warmly congratulate you, on behalf of the
Portuguese Government and in my own name, form having been sworn in
as Prime Minister of the Hellenic Republic, leading a coalition
Wishing you every success for your term in office, I would like
to reiterate Portugal's solidarity with Greece in these challenging
times we are all facing.
Your vast experience, including at the European Central Bank,
will certainly allow you to chart a promising path for the recovery
of the Greek economy, with reforms aimed at fostering a sustainable
dynamic of growth and employment.
I do believe that we will manage to overcome together this
decisive period and that the European Union will grow even
stronger. As you have rightly underlined in Parliament, success
rests on our capacity to preserve the sense of cohesion,
reinforcing the common vision and unity of purpose that are the
foundations of our Union.
Looking forward to meeting you soon, please accept, Excellency,
the assurances of my highest consideration and esteem.
Pedro Passos Coelho
H.E. Lucas Papademos