Defence Min Dendias: Greek frigate to take part in "Prosperity Guardian" operation

Greek Frigate Psara

Greece, the world’s biggest owning nation of oceangoing vessels, is joining the US-led naval coalition to protect shipping from Houthi attacks in the Red Sea.

The country is sending a frigate to the region as part of ‘Operation Prosperity Guardian’ — a US initiative launched on 18 December — Greek defence minister Nikos Dendias said on Thursday.

Greece has a primordial interest to maintain freedom of navigation and protect seafarers' lives,” Dendias said in televised statement.

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