“I clearly support the government to complete its work. I consciously keep my distance from political games and I will continue my political career with seriousness, responsibility and based on the national interest, as I always did,” Tourism Minister Elena Kountoura on Monday said in an exclusive statement to the Athens-Macedonian News Agency (ANA).
“I am visiting China as a member of an official delegation with the view to reaching beneficial agreements for Greece in the fields of agricultural production, transport and tourism. I want to make it clear that I am not negotiating my right to vote according to my conscience.
This government has worked very hard on Greece’s final exit from the memoranda and the austerity programmes. We cannot allow the country’s course towards growth and prosperity to be stopped and the sacrifices of the Greek people to be canceled. Moreover we cannot give the right to those responsible for the destruction of Greece to cause the destabilization of the government and the country.”