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09 February, 1999
Prime Minister Costas Simitis sent a message of condolences to his Jordanian counterpart, Fayez al-Tarawnah, on the death of King Hussein of Jordan on Sunday.
"It is with great regret I was informed of the death of King Hussein, an exceptional leader and a mainstay for peace and stability in the Middle East. I extend to Your Excellency, on behalf of the Greek government and myself, our sincerest condolences and deepest sympathies," the telegram read.
President of the Republic Kostis Stephanopoulos represented Greece at the state funeral for Hussein in Amman yesterday.
Source: Athens News Agency