The US Ambassador to Greece, Mr Geoffrey Pyatt released a statement on the occasion of the Greek Prime Minister’s visit to the USA where he met with President Trump to discuss bilateral issues.
In his announcement Mr Pyatt says the meeting between Kyriakos Mitsotakis and Donald Trump is an exciting moment for US – Greece relations, as both countries are “steadfast partners and allies.”
Prime Minister Mitsotakis’ visit capitalizes on the momentum following President Trump’s signing of the Eastern Mediterranean Bill into law on December 20, which recognizes significant U.S. security interests in the Eastern Mediterranean, and Secretary Pompeo’s stop in Athens this past October to sign the updated Mutual Defense Cooperation Agreement. And Greece, Cyprus, and Israel’s signing of the East Med pipeline accord on January 2 builds upon the 3+1 framework that Secretary Pompeo set in motion last March in Jerusalem.
“There is no doubt: Greece is a country that shares our goals and our values. We will continue to invest in our strategic partnership and build momentum to achieve our shared vision for the future,” said the US Ambassador.
Pyatt went onto praise the Greek PM also for his reforms within Greece, saying he has gone “to reduce bureaucratic red tape, eliminate capital controls, expand Greece’s role as a regional energy hub, and cut taxes. As a result, his message is: Greece is open for business and ready for American investment.”