New US legislation bolsters Greek military, major blow for Turkey

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The Chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, Senator Bob Menendez, joined by  Senator Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) announced the passage of their new legislation to bolster the United States’ defence partnership with Greece.

According to the announcement, the U.S.-Greece Defense and Interparliamentary Partnership Act of 2021, boosts support for Greek military modernization by authorising new transfers of American military equipment and fostering increased multilateral engagement among Cyprus, Greece, Israel, and the United States.

“I am very proud to see the Senate Foreign Relations Committee come together in support of this common-sense legislation that not only bolsters Greece’s efforts to modernize its armed forces, but also strengthens our bilateral defense relationship and enduring ties with our instrumental Hellenic partners,” Chairman Menendez said.

“I look forward to continue working with my colleagues to secure Senate passage of the U.S.-Greece Defense and Interparliamentary Partnership Act so we can continue promoting security cooperation and lasting stability in the Eastern Mediterranean for years to come.”

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“As this important bipartisan legislation heads to the Senate floor for full consideration, we must remain committed to ensuring our nation enhances its defense cooperation with Greece,” Senator Rubio said. “I thank my Committee colleagues for voting to send this bill to the Senate floor in support of one of our nation’s most important Eastern Mediterranean partners and a valued NATO ally.”

Readers can view the Act HERE.

 

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