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The strong partnership between the United States and Greece was at the center of the recent visit made by the American Secretary of State, Anthony Blinken, to our country.

During the briefing of the diplomatic editors, the representative of the State Department, Ned Pricereferred to Greece’s leading role in promoting peace and prosperity in a region that stretches from the Eastern Mediterranean to the Balkans and the Black Sea.

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As he noted, “the minister stressed that the United States and Greece are promoting our common goals for peace and prosperity in the Eastern Mediterranean, the Western Balkans, the Black Sea region and beyond. He also thanked Greece for its support to Ukraine. He met with Prime Minister Mitsotakis to reaffirm the strong partnership of the United States with Greece and to reaffirm US support for Greece’s meaningful contributions to the alliance and its continued leadership in the region.”

Mr. Price did not fail to mention the upgraded defense cooperation between Washington and Athens, as well as the new geostrategic value that Alexandroupolis has acquired for NATO’s eastern wing.

“At the start of the Fourth US-Greece Strategic Dialogue, Minister Blinken emphasized our shared values ​​and noted the depth and breadth of Greek-American cooperation. He underscored the importance of the updated Mutual Defense Cooperation Agreement (MDCA) as the foundation of our bilateral defense cooperation in the port of Alexandroupolis, which serves as a strategic hub for strengthening NATO’s eastern flank in response to Russia’s brutal war in Ukraine.” he pointed out.

Finally, the representative of the State Department highlighted the role played by Greece in the plan to strengthen European energy security and referred to the new ties being forged between the civil society of the two countries.

As Mr. Price mentioned, “the minister (Anthony Blinken) emphasized the role of Greece in strengthening regional energy security and the development of ties between the civil society of our two countries. He emphasized the positive impact that increased US-Greece cultural and educational cooperation will have on our relationship for generations to come. He also met with the foreign minister, (Nikos) Dendias, to discuss their recent trips to Turkey and the urgent aid needed to rebuild from the devastating earthquakes.”