Dendias and Blinken renew U.S.-Greece Mutual Defense Cooperation Agreement for 5 years

Anthony Blinken Dendias MDCA 2021

Greek Foreign Minister Nikos Dendias and his American counterpart Antony Blinken renewed the U.S.-Greece Mutual Defense Cooperation Agreement for 5 years.

The renewed bilateral agreement was signed on Thursday morning by Blinken and Dendias, who has been visiting Washington for the last few days and making a series of diplomatic contacts, including with prominent members of Congress.

Dendias and Blinken renew U.S.-Greece Mutual Defense Cooperation Agreement for 5 years 1
Anthony Blinken and Nikos Dendias renewing the MDCA on October 14, 2021.

The content of the agreement includes important possibilities for the American armed forces to further develop in Greek areas of interest, such as Alexandroupolis, Souda, Litochoro, Stefanovikeio and Larissa.

As Proto Thema reported, the U.S. Armed Forces will gain official access for exercises at the Litochoro firing range, the right to relocate to the 1st TAXAS (Army Air Brigade) in Stefanovikeio, and to other facilities at the port of Souda in Crete.

Today’s signing has already geopolitically exceeded the narrow limits of its bilateral framework, as it produces multiple diplomatic results in the Eastern Mediterranean, even before the ink of the Greek-French agreement has had a chance to dry up.

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