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German chancellor received by President Papoulias
President of the Republic Karolos Papoulias received visiting German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Tuesday, who met Papoulias immediately after holdings talks and a joint press conference with Greek Prime Minister Antonis Samaras.
Greeting the German leader, the president noted that the Greek people "could not endure much more" and stressed the importance of her visit at these critical moments, saying that the country needed "measures of hope to deal with unemployment, measures for growth".
Merkel noted that she came to Greece "as a friend" and understood the difficulties facing the country, adding that she wants to help and support Greece.
SOURCE: ATHENS NEWS AGENCY