US and Greece commit to stronger ties following Pompeo – Dendias meeting – Greek City Times
Categories: Greek NEWSWORLD News

US and Greece commit to stronger ties following Pompeo – Dendias meeting


Spread the love

Greece’s Foreign Minister Nikos Dendias concluded his meeting with US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo at the State Department on Wednesday.

“I am glad that one of my first meetings as Foreign Minister of the new Greek government was with my US counterpart Mike Pompeo,” Dendias said, and added that “we all know that the close relationship between Greece and the United States has a long history, but it is particularly interesting to deepen and extend this relationship every time” there is a new meeting.

During their meeting, the two men reaffirmed their commitment to deepening the strategic collaboration between Athens and Washington on matters affecting the region in light of Turkey’s continuous provocations.

During their discussions on current geopolitical developments in the Aegean and the East Mediterranean region, the Greek Minister focused on the Turkish stance against the sovereign rights of both the Republic of Cyprus and Greece.

“We requested of the US a clear line of communication, in the event of any issue concerning our relations with Turkey, where an explicit and direct response by the US could be useful,” Dendias highlighted. He added that “the Americans took note and will respond to us.”

In this context, Dendias explained that the Greek side urged the US to keep a stance of clear support to Greece concerning Turkey’s attitude.

Finally, regarding developments in the energy sector and the various multilateral regional collaborations developed by Greek foreign policy, the Greek Foreign Affairs Minister said he also discussed “the positive prospects for energy and cooperation with Cyprus and Israel, in the framework of this tripartite relationship, as well as in cooperation with Egypt.”

At the conclusion of their meeting, Dendias invited Pompeo to visit Athens in the autumn for the second Strategic Dialogue between Greece and the US, an invitation the US saw positively was likely to be accepted, the minister said in comments to the press.



Recent Posts

Wife of Australia’s Governor-General agrees to become the patron for the Lysicrates Foundation

The Lysicrates Foundation is honoured to announce that the wife of Australia's Governor-General, Mrs Linda Hurley has agreed to become… Read More

4 hours ago

Greece’s National Council convenes over security concerns triggered by Turkey

Greece’s National Council on Foreign Policy will convene today to discuss security and stability in the Mediterranean, in light of… Read More

5 hours ago

Turkish flag found planted on Greek territory

According to reports by media outlet, unknown persons planted a Turkish flag yesterday on a small islet belonging to… Read More

6 hours ago

Rare view of Crete and Cyclades captured from space goes viral

A rare view of Crete and the Cyclades was captured from space by Italian astronaut Luca Parmitano and the spectacular… Read More

9 hours ago

Tsitsipas and Stefanidi named Greece’s Top Athletes for 2019

The 66th Panhellenic Sports Press Association Awards took place overnight, with tennis star Stefanos Tsitsipas being named Best Male Athlete… Read More

10 hours ago

Greek government cracks down on tax evasion by “enforcing online spending”

According to a report in The Telegraph, Greek citizens will be required to spend around a third of their income… Read More

12 hours ago