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'Regardless of origin we respect all citizens': Papandreou22 November 2021Visiting the municipalities of İskeçe (Xanthi) and Mustafçova (Myki), Papandreou said, "We respect the rights of all citizens regardless of their religion and ethnicity."

KINAL presidential candidate Gİorgos Papandreou, who started his visit to Western Thrace yesterday from Gümülcine (Komotini), continued in İskeçe (Xanthi) today. In his statements, Papandreou said that they respect the rights of all citizens regardless of their religion and ethnic origin.

Speaking to the party members at the Elliso Hotel, Papandreou also touched on the minority issue in his statement to the journalists. Stating that they advocate equality before the law as a party, that they respect the rights of every citizen and multiculturalism, where the state will guarantee that everyone will be treated equally regardless of their religion and ethnic origin.

"The country is going through a difficult process such as economic uncertainty and pandemic. Young people are forced to migrate to other countries," said Papandreou, and underlined the importance of producing the right policies in all areas that concern the society, stating that as KINAL, they have proven that they will focus on the problems.

Papandreou also visited Mustafçova village of Mustafçova (Myki) Municipality, the only Minority Municipality of İskeçe (Xanthi), which is completely inhabited by Turks.

Greeted by KINAL Xanthi Deputy Burhan Baran and the villagers, Papandreou chatted with the people in front of the village coffee house and posed for photos with the villagers who showed interest in him.

The villagers informed Papandreou that they were facing problems in tobacco production, that the men had to go to Europe to work and that the mosque, which was very old, was not allowed to be repaired. Upon these complaints of the people, the KINAL presidential candidate entered the mosque and examined the situation.

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