The coexistence of Christians and Muslims in Thrace has been and will "always remain productive," Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras said in Komotini on Friday.

The Greek PM was addressing the Music High School – Lyceum of Komotini, which he visited along with Education Minister Costas Gavroglou as part of his northern Greece tour. Komotini and Xanthi in Thrace have a substantial number of Greek Muslim residents.

"In this school, you, Christians and Muslims, bring a message of optimism, that our coexistence has been and will always remain productive. Culture, along with education, are our biggest weapons and they will forge our identity so that we can respond to new challenges, the challenges of the new era," Tsipras said, addressing the students.

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