Message by Antonis Samaras, Prime Minister of Greece
I would like to thank you for your invitation to attend the opening ceremony of the international chess Grand Prix tournament, to be held in Greece from the 21st of May onwards. Unfortunately, prior commitments do not allow me to attend this important event.
The organization of major chess competitions and the presence of leading chess players in Greece is an honour for our country and the organizers of this event.
I congratulate you for your continued efforts to promote this great intellectual sport, as well as for your initiative to bring this event to Greece. Such activities promote not only this gentle intellectual sport but also the unrivalled beauty of our country.
I wish you every success.
The Prime Minister