Greece Seeks Reliable Energy Source, Open to Canadian LNG

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Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis expressed strong interest in purchasing liquefied natural gas (LNG) from Canada if it's readily available for import. Greece is looking for a reliable source of energy as it transitions from coal and doesn't have nuclear power.

This interest comes amid Europe's efforts to reduce reliance on Russian energy after the Ukraine invasion. While Canada has LNG projects in development, the country's long-term strategy for exporting LNG to Europe remains under debate.

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Mitsotakis emphasized Greece's potential as a gateway for LNG distribution to other Balkan and Eastern European countries, potentially even reaching Ukraine. He highlighted Canada's shared values and alignment with Greece on global issues as reasons for an ideal partnership.

This visit marks the first time a Greek Prime Minister has been to Canada in over 40 years. Mitsotakis aims to attract Canadian investment to Greece, which is experiencing economic recovery after a period of crisis.

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