Everyone made their choices on their partners, Kotzias tweets following his resignation

Former Foreign Minister Nikos Kotzias said in a tweet following the acceptance of his resignation by the prime minister that he will continue to exist “like a seed buried deep.”

“There comes a time, as the poem says, where you have to decide whom you will join and whom it is you’ll leave,” Kotzias said, appearing to refer to foreign policy disagreements between coalition partners.

“The prime minister and a series of ministers made their choice at Tuesday’s cabinet meeting, and then I made mine,” Kotzias said, “but it’s good to remember another line from a poem, ‘As deeply as they tried to bury me, they have forgotten I’m a seed.'”