George Papandreou's Statement on the Passing of Yasser Arafat
Athens, 11 November 2004
"Yasser Arafat valiantly defended the ideals and goals of the Palestinian people, for self-determination and independence," noted the President of PASOK. "His passing is a great loss for the Palestinian people, who today miss their natural leader."
"I wish and hope that the new leadership that will arise may be able to meet the great challenges and responsibilities that they will take on," added Mr. Papandreou. "The realisation of goals that Yasser Arafat dedicated his life to."