USA reconfirms Greece's EEZ zone

Geoffrey Pyatt

Geoffrey Pyatt

US Ambassador to Greece, Geoffrey Pyatt stated that all Greek islands, irrespective of size, are entitled to exclusive economic zone (EEZ) and continental shelf, during an interview on SKAI TV on Wednesday.

Pyatt also reiterated that the US government guarantees Greece's security and is working behind the scenes to ease tension in the Aegean.

On the 'illegal' Turkey-Libya agreement, Pyatt supports Athens' position, noting that it does not invalidate Greece's rights in the region, based on the International Law of the Sea.

"These are issues that need to be resolved through dialogue and negotiations, not by unilateral actions that ignore the rights and interests of other parties," he added.