Minister of National Defence Mr. Nikolaos Panagiotopoulos completes visit to 1st Army and the Region of Thessaly

March 11, 2021

Today, Thursday 11 March 2021, the Minister of National Defence Mr. Nikolaos Panagiotopoulos attended the change of Command ceremony from the outgoing Commander of the 1st Army/ /EU-OHQ, General Vassileios Papadopoulos, to the new Commander Lieutenant General Petros Demestihas at the “PLASTIRAS” Camp in Larissa.

The Minister was accompanied by HNDGS Chief General Konstantinos Floros and HAGS Chief Lieutenant General Charalambos Lalousis. The ceremony was held in the presence of very few guests due to the measures taken against the spread of “Covid-19”.

Then Mr. Panagiotopoulos visited along HNDGS Chief the headquarters of the Region of Thessaly where he met with the Regional Governor Mr. Konstantinos Agorastos. There they were thoroughly briefed on the operational matters regarding the coordination of the situation at the camps where the earthquake-stricken citizens of Tyrnavos and Elassona temporarily reside, as well as on the contribution of the Armed Forces.