Greek president Pavlopoulos: Niarchos Fdn gift supports Greece’s social state

The Stavros Niarchos Foundation’s (SNF) planned donation to the Greek health sector will help support a sufferinsocial state, Greek President Prokopios Pavlopoulos said on Wednesday.

The president met with SNF board president Andreas Drakopoulos and senior advisor Vassilis Kaskarelis at the Presidential Mansion prior to the signing of an agreement between the foundation and the Greek state.

Among the numerous and very important donations, Pavlopoulos said, he wanted to highlight SNF’s “because under the current historical conditions it is a gift that concerns the support of the social state in Greece. As the social state in Greece is suffering, by supporting it the foundation supports social cohesion.”

He also said the foundation continued a Greek tradition of national benefactors, who are responsible for creating many of the modern Greek state’s services and institutions.