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PM: Mutual defense cooperation agreement with US a vote of confidence in Greece

PM: Mutual defense cooperation agreement with US a vote of confidence in Greece“Our country is made the key partner and interlocutor with the USA in the broader region,” Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis noted

“The American writer Mark Twain said that patriotism is to support your country all the time and your government when it deserves it,” Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis said on Thursday, opening his speech to the Greek parliament during the debate on the bill “Ratification of the second revision protocol of the US-Greek Mutual Defense Cooperation Agreement” that is to conclude on Thursday afternoon, ANA reports.

“The text we are called to ratify is one of the many renewals of our defensive alignment with the transatlantic power,” Mitsotakis noted, adding that the USA is expanding its presence in the Eastern Mediterranean and also demonstrating an interest in energy. 

“The specific agreement ceases to be a bilateral protocol and becomes a vote of confidence in Greece as an unshakeable factor for stability, as a prudent European and NATO partner that guarantees international legality in the face of any crises stirred by our neighbors. Of a crucial hub on the energy map”.

This was an agreement, he noted, that upgraded Greece’s significance and affected not just defense and diplomacy but primarily the economy and the energy sector.

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