Culture Minister Myrsini Zorba, in a statement to the Athens-Macedonian News Agency’s radio station ‘Praktoreio FM’ on Tuesday expressed her deep sorrow for the catastrophe at Notre-Dame Cathedral in Paris.
She also underlined that Greece will support the effort to restore the Cathedral.
“When we see a monument being destroyed before our eyes, a historical monument for Paris, we feel like we are losing something from our lives,” she said and added: “The life of the monuments is linked with the life and the history of a place.”
She also stressed the importance of being on guard regarding the protection of Greece’s own monuments. “The feeling that something may suddenly happen in a monument must make us understand the importance of better planning for the protection of the monuments,” she said.