Greece’s new ambassador to the United States, Alexandra Papadopoulou, presented her credentials to President Donald Trump at the White House yesterday.
The former head of the diplomatic bureau of Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis, is the first woman to undertake the diplomatic representation of Greece in the United States.
For his part, President Trump spoke in the warmest terms of Prime Minister Mitsotakis’ recent visit to the United States, and described him as “an outstanding leader who, through reforms, has substantially contributed to accelerating Greece’s economic growth.”
President Trump also referred to the “excellent, particularly strong and historic relationship between the two countries which was reinforced by recent positive developments in military, economic and strategic matters.”
Finally, the US President praised Greece’s role as a pillar of stability in the Eastern Mediterranean, expressing his strong support for the developing Greece-Israel-Cyprus relationship, and noted that the recently ratified US-Greek Defense Cooperation Agreement confirms the commitment between Greece and the USA for a stronger security relationship.
*Official White House Photo by Joyce N. Boghosian