Communication Dendia with the new US Secretary of State: What was discussed

Earlier today, Foreign Minister Nikos Dendias had a telephone conversation with his new American counterpart, Anthony Blinken.

The two ministers noted that bilateral relations have reached their peak and as part of the strategic cooperation, the prospects for their further strengthening were examined, with particular emphasis on the energy and defense sectors, according to a post by the Foreign Ministry on Twitter.

The Greek Foreign Minister informed about the deepening of the relations with the countries of the Middle East and the Gulf in bilateral and multilateral level. It is also reported that Mr. Dendias referred to the developments in the wider region, including Libya, Syria, and the Eastern Mediterranean, also referring to the Turkish actions.

What does the State Department say about the communication between the two foreign ministers?

The further strengthening of Greek-American relations was at the center of the telephone conversation that the new US Secretary of State Anthony Blinken had with his Greek counterpart, Nikos Dendias. According to the announcement of the State Department, the further development of bilateral relations will be based on the foundations laid in the Washington-Athens Strategic Dialogue, the activities of the 3 + 1 group (Greece, Cyprus, Israel + USA), as well as the close cooperation achieved in the field of defense and energy diversification with a view to promoting stability in the wider Eastern Mediterranean region.

Furthermore, the US State Department states that Anthony Blinken welcomed the continued leadership of Greece in promoting the Transatlantic and European integration of the Western Balkans. As noted, “the foreign ministers reaffirmed the historical significance of Northern Macedonia’s accession to NATO.” Finally, the head of American diplomacy expressed his support for the ongoing exploratory talks being held between Athens and Ankara and congratulated Greece on the 200th anniversary of the Greek Revolution.


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