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USA and Greece Issue Joint Statement on Strategic Dialogue, Expanding Areas of Cooperation

JOINT STATEMENT The Governments of the United States and Greece held the second United States-Greece Strategic Dialogue in Athens, Greece, on October 7, 2019. Greek Minister of Foreign Affairs Nikos Dendias and US Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo together launched...

Foreign Minister Nikos Dendias to Visit Washington, Meet With Mike Pompeo

The new Greek Foreign Minister Nikos Dendias will go to Washington DC on Wednesday to meet with his counterpart in the US State Department Mike Pompeo and other senior American officials. The visit was not originally on the official schedule,...

Strategic Cooperation with Greece and Cyprus in "US' Interest"

Reinforcing strategic cooperation with Greece and the Republic of Cyprus is "in the interest of the United States," said Yuri Kim, the US State Department official for Greece, Cyprus and Turkey, in Washington DC on Tuesday. Speaking at the 35th Session...

Turkish President Erdogan Urges NATO to Support Ankara in Drilling Dispute off Cyprus

Speaking at NATO’s ''North Atlantic Council Mediterranean Dialogue Meeting'' held in Ankara on Monday, President Tayyip Erdogan said that Turkey expects NATO to support its rights in the Eastern Mediterranean. Erdogan's remarks came only a few hours after a strong...

State Department's Palmer Lauds Greece as Attractive Investment Destination

US Deputy Assistant Secretary of State Matthew Palmer sent a strong message to foreign investors, saying that, after the ratification of the Prespa Agreement, Greece has become the most attractive investment destination in the western Balkans. At a Wednesday press...

US Report Says Anti-Americanism On the Wane in Greece

A U.S. State Department report drafted last August but released in early January of 2019 states that Greece is "a pillar of stability in a complicated region." The State Department's "Integrated Country Strategy" (ICS) for Greece recognizes the country’s position...

U.S. Refutes Claims on Cyprus Militarization

United States Department of State Building in Washington, D.C. File photo The US State Department described the recent Russian claim that the United States plans to militarize the island of Cyprus as "absurd", answering to Greek correspondents in Washington on...

State Department Condemns Greece over Koufontinas Furlough

The new six-day furlough granted to the convicted member of November 17 terrorist group Dimitris Koufontinas was strongly criticized by the U.S. State Department. In a statement, State Department spokesperson Heather Nauert said that "we strongly condemn the latest release...

Friction in Greece-Albania Relations Not New, but Progress has been Made

The recent killing of Konstantinos Katsifas by Albanian police forces has added to the existing friction between the two neighbors. The shooting death of Katsifas led to claims by Omonoia, an organization representing the Greek minority of Albania, that...

U.S. Neutral on Greek-Turkish Maritime Dispute

The United States has not taken any position on the recent dispute between Greece and Turkey regarding the issue of maritime borders. Asked about the Turkish warnings that it would not tolerate any extension of Greece's territorial waters, a State...