ATHENS, March 15 (Xinhua) -- Greece expressed solidarity with the people of New Zealand on Friday over the mosque attacks that took at least 49 lives, according to the latest official count.
Greek President Prokopis Pavlopoulos conveyed through Greece's ambassador to Canberra his horror for the hideous act of blind violence and religious hatred against innocent citizens, sending his condolences to the families of the victims and wishing the quick recovery of the injured, according to an e-mailed press release.
Meanwhile, Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras also expressed solidarity with the people of New Zealand.
"We stand in solidarity with the people of New Zealand. It is our duty to stand for tolerance and religious freedom and raise our voices against far-right extremism and racist hatred," Tsipras posted on his social media accounts.