Visiting Canadian PM, accompanied by Greek counterpart, visit Kalavryta

Visiting Canadian prime minister Stephen Harper and his wife, accompanied by Greek prime minister George Papandreou, on Sunday visited the historic city of Kalavryta, site of a WWII Nazi massacre, where they laid wreaths at the monument to the Greeks slain by the 117th Commando Division on December 13, 1943.
The two prime ministers also visited the Aghia Lavra monastery earlier, on the second day of a two-day official visit by the Canadian premier.

The two officials were greeted on arrival by Kalavryta mayor George Lazouras, who said it was an honor to welcome the two prime ministers to Aghia Lavra, where the banner on which the freedom fighters of the 1821 revolution against Ottoman rule swore themselves to the struggle, which is also the site where the entire male population of the city was massacred on December 13, 1943.

After a guided tour of the Monastery, the two premiers also visited the Kalavryta Holocaust Museum, where Harper signed the official guest book.

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