The new year of 2021 will be one of “security, as defined by the coronavirus vaccines and the Evros border fence”, said Citizen Protection Minister Michalis Chrysochoidis, speaking at the Greek-Turkish border region of Evros on Tuesday.
The minister met with police and army officers at the border stations of Kastanies and Feres, who he thanked for their decisive contribution in the successful handling of the land border tensions between Greece and Turkey earlier in the year, in March.
“2020 was a year that tested us all, both here at Evros and also in the country’s intensive care units,” he noted. “In 2021, we will beat the virus and we will be a safe country, as both Greeks and Europeans, because the men and women of the armed forces and the police are guarding our borders effectively and are making us proud.”
Commenting on the border fence, currently under construction, the minister said it is a “project of historic significance for the country’s security (…), which will be completed in a few months’ time, all across the length of the Evros border.”