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Published on November 15, 2011
Letter of congratulations from Nicolas Sarkozy, President of the Republic, to Lucas Papademos, Prime Minister of Greece

Paris, November 10, 2011

Dear Prime Minister,

I want to extend to you my sincere congratulations on your appointment as head of the Greek government.

I welcome the formation, under your leadership, of a broad unity government able to ensure full implementation of the October 27 agreement and the resultant measures.

At this crucial time, when so much is at stake, I am sure that you will be very keen to take all the necessary measures to ensure Greece goes on playing her full role in a strong, unified Europe faithful to its ideals.

France, a friend of Greece, will continue to lend Greece her support and assistance in order for the reforms which will allow your country to rejoin the path of competitiveness and growth to be carried through successfully.

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