March 30, 2016 —His Excellency the President of the Hellenic Republic, Mr. Prokopios Pavlopoulos, received an honorary doctorate from The Hebrew University of Jerusalem.
The award recognized the President’s distinction as a democratic leader and beacon of Greek national unity; his service to higher education and dedication to the study of law; and his enduring solidarity and friendship with the State of Israel, in particular his steadfast support for the Greek Jewish community and his recognition of the shared historical, cultural and educational values between the Greek and Jewish People.
The President’s state visit to Israel marks 25 years of strong relations between Israel and Greece, as well as shared goals for economic stability and regional security. It is the third presidential visit from Greece since relations were established.
Following the ceremony, President Pavlopoulos delivered a speech on “The European Legal Order in the Labyrinth of the Economic Crisis.” The event took place at The Hebrew University’s Mt. Scopus Campus.