Jean-Claude Juncker and Moscovici congratulates Mitsotakis for his victory

President of the European Commission Jean-Claude Juncker on Sunday sent a congratulatory letter to New Democracy leader Kyriakos Mitsotakis on winning the July 7 general elections.

Here follows Juncker’s full letter:

“Dear Mr. Mitsotakis, I would like to congratulate you on your clearcut victory in your national elections.

You know that my personal relationship with Greece and its people has endured a lot over the last decade. The dignity, endurance and European commitment of Greeks over the years deserve respect.

A great achievement and success – for which we are proud – of the European Commission, of which I had the honour of being the President, was to help Greece turn a page, come out of the crisis and plan its future.

Greece is currently in the position it deserves, in the beating heart of Europe and the eurozone. Much has been achieved, but much needs yet to be done.

I have absolute confidence in your personal ability and the ability of the Greeks to write a new and brighter chapter in your country’s history.

You can count on my personal support and the support of the European Commission toward this goal.”

European Commmissioner for Economic and Financial Affairs Pierre Moscovici laso congratulated New Democracy leader Kyriakos Mitsotakis on his victory.

“Thanks to @tsipras_eu who has done a lot for his country and for Europe, congratulations and best of luck to @kmitsotakis in pursuing the job of getting the Greek economy back on its feet. The @EU_Commission will always be at the side of the Greek people,” he wrote on Twitter.