With Turkey Ties Strained, US Warms Up to Greece
The United States and Greece share a strong and enduring lasting relationships between Greece's emerging military leaders and their U.S. Greece, Cyprus and Israel are the United States' three most AHI's aim is to strengthen the US-Greece relationship, says Nick Larigakis. The United States appointed its first Consul to Greece in , following Greece's independence from the Ottoman Empire, and established diplomatic relations.
President Clinton committed himself once more to work personally towards this goal.
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A few days later May, the annual High Level Consultative Committee meeting was held in Washington, where bilateral defense cooperation was reviewed. Finally, the signing, on May 20,of the bilateral agreement regarding the status of the relay stations of the Voice of America in Greece offers, among other things, the chance to Greek-Americans to receive programs of Greek national broadcasting in the United States.
Economic-Commercial Relations The legal framework governing Greece's bilateral trade relations with the United States is the same one applicable to relations between the United States and all European Union member-states, i. With the exception of the restrictions imposed by the United States on the importation of certain agricultural products fresh and processedthere is full freedom of sale of Greek industrial products in the U.
The principal Greek products exported to the United States are tobacco, petroleum products, cement, clothing articles, fur products, foods, marble, steel products, pipes, and refractory products. In the context of developing even closer economic cooperation between Greece and the United States, efforts are being advanced for promoting cooperation on a joint venture or subcontracting basis between American and Greek firms, for the execution of projects andinvestments and for the more efficient absorption of U.
The implementation of such cooperation is sure to be further encouraged by the opportunity given to U. The Greek-Canadian community in Canada is an important link of friendship between the two countries, numbering today approximatelyMost members of this vibrant community are first-generation Greeks, which explains their strong interest in the national issues of Greece.
Courses in Greek studies are being offered in several Canadian Universities.
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Greek-Canadians own a number of media enterprises throughout Canada. A great number of the Greeks of Canada are businessmen, doctors, lawyers, and university professors. Relations between Greece and Latin American countries The Past In general, and in spite of the great geographical distance that separates Greece frrom Latin America, the climate in the relations of Greece with the countries of Latin America has been very positive.
This is partly due to the fact there has never been an issue of conflict with any of our Latin American friends. Furthermore, the Greek classical education is inherent in the education system of certain countries of Latin America and it is deeply appreciated.
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Finally, the cooperation of Cyprus with Latin American countries, in the framework of the Movement of the Non-Aligned Countries, has had a positive impact on Grece as well. However, apart from this positive spirit in our relations, the presence of Greece in the area had been for years very limited small number of diplomatic authorities, limited exchanges of visits between officialswith limited trade transactions and economic activity in general.
Subsequently he participated in the Initiative for Peace sponsored by six world leaders also attended by the Mexican and the Argentinean leaders. Therefore, in order to be able to project effectively its interests in the region, the US needs to have allies and partners in the region that share the same values and concerns; dependable allies that provide a front line for the advancement of democratic principles and that help to promote peace and stability in this important region.
Greece, Israel and Cyprus are countries that fit this description. How is the trilateral cooperation seen in Washington? I strongly believe US policymakers view the trilateral cooperation very positively for the reasons I mentioned in the previous question.
At a time when the US has strained relations with Turkey, a NATO country AHI has always characterized as a long-standing unfaithful and unreliable US ally, this trilateral relationship provides dependable geostrategic partners for the US in the region. What do you expect from your meetings with Greek officials? On this trip, we will also visit the Hellenic Naval Fleet headquarters on the island of Salamis and receive a defense policy briefing at the Ministry of Defense.
I contend both New Democracy and SYRIZA have understood the significance of highlighting the importance of the trilateral cooperation by extending that cooperation to the diaspora American-based organizations. How does the US view Greece? Greece is a pivotal ally for the advancement of US interests that include greater stability in Southeastern Europe, the Eastern Mediterranean and the Middle East. Likewise, the Republic of Cyprus is an important, Western-oriented nation for US interests in the Eastern Mediterranean and Middle East, and it is a key partner on counterterrorism and security issues.
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The two countries are part of an important geopolitical region to the United States due to the significant energy, commercial and communications resources that transit the region. The discovery of hydrocarbon reserves in the Eastern Mediterranean reinforces this position.
Do these visits necessarily serve to underscore what the US policies toward Greece and Cyprus will be? Nonetheless, it is a good indicator that this administration views the relationship with these two countries as important to cultivate and to strengthen. And unlike the visit by Turkish President [Recep Tayyip] Erdogan to the White House, with which the administration has many outstanding issues, the US relationship with Greece and Cyprus appears to be strong.
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Most important, State Department officials who are responsible for this region are very involved and constantly reach out to leaders of Greek American organizations to brief them on current developments, or to be briefed. There is unprecedented access to the State Department, and this has been the case since the latter years of the Obama administration. Separate from the administration, it is important to note the US Congress has a vital role in the development and implementation of US foreign policy.