German envoy on Merkel comments

German ambassador to Greece Roland Michael Wegener on Thursday met with local authorities on the Dodecanse island of Rhodes, within the framework of his visits to well-known holiday destinations in the country.
In response to press questions, the German diplomat referred to "wrong impressions" created by certain media outlets in Germany and Greece, stressing, however, "that this does not represent the German people, who love Greece and still choose it as their holiday destination.”

He added that German Chancellor Angela Merkel stands by Athens and will contribute to efforts aimed at leading the country out of the current crisis.

The German ambassador explained that the chancellor’s recent statements referred to the "privileged public sector employees" in Greece, as compared with private sector employees.

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