“The bonds between the United States of America and Greece have never been stronger,” US Vice President Mike Pence stated referring to the leadership and recent meeting between Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis and US President Donald Trump.
“I saw the energy between you and President Trump yesterday in the Oval Office. I saw the friendship between you. And I also saw the common purpose, as Secretary Pompeo just reflected, in President Trump and in you, Prime Minister Mitsotakis. They are two leaders who believe that when you let people keep more of what they earn, when you roll back red tape, when you make government more efficient and you drive low-cost energy, making it available to job creators, economies proposer. And America and Greece are prospering thanks to your leadership and the leadership of President Donald Trump.”
He further added that last year, “our two nations engaged in nearly 3 billion dollars in trade. But it is not economic exchange that defines us. It is really a shared philosophy of government.”
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo also praised Greek economic reforms, noting that the US government has implemented a similar policy which had a positive impact on the citizens welfare, which he knows will also happen in Greece as well.
“Think about the welcome turn of events: Greece is truly showing all of Europe the way forward on economic prosperity. That’s truly remarkable, Mr. Prime Minister,” Pompeo stated.
“As for the US government, we will keep supporting you as a leader in Europe. We will keep supporting your prosperity, your security, and your democracy. The future will only grow brighter for our countries and our relationship together. So, on behalf of the American people, in celebration of the economic partnerships, the military partnerships, and the deep heritage between our two nations, allow me to join with all of you to raise a glass,” he continued.