President Karolos Papoulias on Sunday attended a memorial service on the occasion of the 70th anniversary of the WWII battle at the Roupel Fortress, on the Greek-Bulgarian frontier.

The Greek president laid a wreath at the Roupel Monument and greeted one of the survivors of the battle, who was present in the ceremony and was honored for his valour.

Afterwards, he attended a luncheon given in his honor at Timios Prodromos Monastery hosted by Metropolitan Makarios of Sidirokastro. he government was represented by Defence Minister Evangelos Venizelos.