Ambassador Pyatt’s Remarks at Pratt and Whitney and Aegean Airlines Signing Ceremony

As Greece emerges from its economic crisis, Aegean continues to play a vitally important role in facilitating new business and tourism growth, which will ultimately help Greece to get back on its feet. Ambassador Pyatt - "As part of the U.S. support for Greece’s economic recovery and Greece’s ability to attract foreign investment, I always ...
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Ambassador Pyatt’s Remarks at The Greek Economy Conference 2018

I believe that the momentum from the TIF will be realized across all of these sectors. While I will continue to be a strong advocate for strong bilateral trade and commercial ties, success in attracting American investors to Greece ultimately depends on the policies and decisions that the government is going to take in the ...
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Ambassador Pyatt’s Remarks at the Opening of Museum Conference

Ambassador Pyatt: "Collaborations and synergies have the power to bring together diverse resources: from audiences and volunteers, to funding. Collaborations are also a form of capital for cultural organizations. They make museums more open and equitable, and representative of their communities."
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Ambassador’s Interview to “Kathimerini” at Thessaloniki Summit

There’s a very strong focus also on the regional element of our involvement with Greece.  We see Greece not just as a market of 11 million people, but as a gateway to the Western Balkans, a key partner with Israel, with Egypt, with Cyprus, this whole Eastern Mediterranean region which is so important to the ...
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Ambassador Pyatt’s Remarks at Snow Club Greece

I’m also very excited about the partnerships in the business area that are emerging between Greece and major American tourism services providers, the expansion of U.S. hotel brands across the country, big new investments and acquisitions like AVIS, and the possibilities for increased direct air flights from the United States. So there is an obvious ...
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Ambassador Pyatt’s Remarks for AMCHAM/Propeller Club Thanksgiving Reception

November 21, 2018       Καλησπέρα! Simos, George, it’s a great honor for me and Mary to enjoy Thanksgiving with you tonight. It’s one of our favorite holidays, and it represents some of the best American values. There is a lot for us to be grateful for this year as American diplomats in Greece. And it’s a ...
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Ambassador Pyatt’s standup interview on Alpha TV, Thessaloniki Summit

The Strategic Dialogue that we’re conducting in Washington is precisely intended to help us do a better job of synchronizing and exchanging views on strategic developments at a time when strategic competition has returned to the Eastern Mediterranean in a really important and unprecedented way.
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Ambassador Pyatt’s Remarks: Signing Ceremony of Agreement between Ministry of Defense and U.S. Company ENVIPCO for Recycling Machines

Signing Ceremony of Agreement between Ministry of Defense and U.S. Company ENVIPCO for Recycling Machines Remarks by U.S. Ambassador to Greece Geoffrey R. Pyatt Ministry of Defense, Athens November 5, 2018 Thank you Minister Kammenos. It is a great honor for me to be here at the Ministry of Defense and to join you today ...
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Ambassador Pyatt’s Remarks: Ceremony Marking Delivery of U.S. Equipment and Training to Hellenic Coast Guard

Ceremony Marking Delivery of U.S. Equipment and Training to Hellenic Coast Guard Remarks and Statement to Media Present by U.S. Ambassador to Greece Geoffrey R. Pyatt MYA Compound, Hellenikon, Athens November 3, 2018 Καλησπέρα, Κύριε Υπουργέ, Minister Kouvelis, Admiral Apostolakis, General Stefanis, General Floros – somewhere over there – General Christodoulou, Admiral Tsounis, Vice-Admiral Raptis, ...
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Ambassador Pyatt’s Remarks: Annual Propeller Club Amver Awards

Remarks by U.S. Ambassador to Greece Geoffrey R. Pyatt Intercontinental Hotel, Athens October 22, 2018 Καλησπέρα, Minister Santorinios, friends, colleagues, thank you for inviting me again to address this year’s Amver awards. After three times, I think I know what we’re in for. And while this is definitely one of the year’s best parties, it’s ...
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Ambassador Pyatt’s Remarks: NATO Marine Interdiction Operations Training Center (NMIOTC) 10th Anniversary Reception

NATO Marine Interdiction Operations Training Center (NMIOTC) 10th Anniversary Reception Remarks by U.S. Ambassador to Greece Geoffrey R. Pyatt Souda Bay October 19, 2018 Καλημέρα, Commodore Kostalas, Minister Kammenos, Admiral Apostolakis, Vice Admiral Tsounis, Lt. Gen Christodoulou, Mayor Vamvoukas, Vice Regional Governor Voulgarakis, U.S., Greek, Allied sailors. It is a truly great honor for me ...
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Ambassador Pyatt’s Remarks: Movies on the Lawn

The TIF was a fantastic opportunity to highlight the breadth and the depth of the U.S-Greece relationship, to reaffirm our support for Greece’s economic recovery, but also to put a bright spotlight to some of the most dynamic aspects of our relationship - the technology, entrepreneur and startup relationship, our defense and security relationship and ...
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Ambassador Pyatt’s Remarks: Reception for the 70th Anniversary of AWOG

Ambassador Pyatt (Sept. 21, 2018) - "We’re very proud at the embassy to recognize the many contributions that AWOG makes.  You’ve provided crucial support to Greek and American communities here in Athens for seven decades, which is longer than I’ve been alive, I’m glad to say.  As one of the oldest women’s organizations in Greece, ...
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Ambassador Pyatt’s Remarks: National Hellenic Research Foundation, USATIF 2018

I’ve traveled a lot around Greece over the past two years. I’ve been honored to visit the Technology Park in Patras, for instance, which is a fantastic example of exactly what you’re talking about -- building bridges between academia and the marketplace and creating opportunities to leverage Greece’s very strong human capital base.
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Ambassador Pyatt’s Remarks: Propeller Club, TIF 2018

September 15, 2018 Thessaloniki, USATIF 2018 Thank you for Simos, friends, my friend We’re honored to have the Vice President with us today. I’m delighted to be here. I’m especially delighted because this is happening in the context of the U.S. year as Honored Country at the Thessaloniki International Fair. This has been a landmark, ...
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Ambassador Pyatt’s Remarks: The People’s Trust, TIF 2018

September 15, 2018 Ambassador Pyatt: First of all, thank you for having me here today. It’s a special pleasure for me to be here with all of The People’s Trust team. We’ve had a longstanding partnership. I know you were part of the Entrepreneurship Summit in India last November which was terrific. I just want ...
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Ambassador Pyatt’s Remarks at Digital Influencers Hub, DCN, TIF 2018

September 13, 2018 Ambassador Pyatt:  Good afternoon, everybody.  First of all, let me say how thrilled I am that you’re doing this event, that I’m able to join a little bit of the conversation. We have got a lot going on in Thessaloniki this week.  I was just with Governor Tzitzikostas who made the judgment ...
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Ambassador Pyatt’s Remarks on board USS Mount Whitney, TIF2018

Ambassador Pyatt: I see the presence of the Mount Whitney today as an opportunity to celebrate that thriving alliance, but also to reaffirm together our commitment to building a Europe whole, free and at peace.  Our commitment to supporting an alliance to which we are both absolutely committed.  And our commitment to a continued high ...
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Ambassador Pyatt’s Remarks: “Grow Greek Tourism Online,” TIF 2018

Ambassador Pyatt: "I always say that Greece’s greatest resource is its people.  But after the people, you have such a special, special country in terms of culture, the food, the heritage.  And this Google Initiative offers a way to monetize that.  To help bring it to market in a way that will create economic opportunity, ...
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Remarks by Thessaloniki Consul General Pfleger at Digital Influencers Hub, USATIF 2018

September 13, 2018 Wow.  I had no idea what to expect this morning.  I didn’t expect that.  Especially dancing in my name in the morning.  [Laughter].  Well done. Good morning, everybody.  I was going to say something in Greek but then I realized it’s a very international audience and I should just stick to English ...
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Cybersecurity Conference: Remarks by DCM Kate Byrnes, TIF 2018

DCM Kate Byrnes: We are pleased to see this important set of issues included in the Thessaloniki International Fair program. It’s fitting that we do so when so many of our U.S. companies, including those represented at the fair, are leading the way in finding innovative solutions to this complex issue so that technological innovation ...
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Ambassador Pyatt’s Remarks: “American Art Everywhere,” TIF 2018

"I am especially proud of the fact that we are sharing America this week not just with the tens of thousands of visitors to the fair, but with all of the people of Thessaloniki.  From the airport to the promenade to this regional government building, we are thrilled to be able to share some iconic ...
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Ambassador Pyatt’s Remarks at Event on Mineral Economy, TIF 2018

Ambassador Pyatt: "The mining sector, of course, is a particularly dynamic one in Greece. It’s one with literally thousands of years of history going back to Plato, and if developed properly, using best practices and good cooperation between government and industry, it can be a major positive element for the Greek economy, and especially for ...
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Ambassador Pyatt Remarks at 3rd Export USA Forum, TIF 2018

The United States wants to be a preferred partner as that process unfolds, we have the most dynamic economy in the world today, and we have companies represented at the American Pavilion that are eager to work with their Greek counterparts to grow opportunities on both sides of the Atlantic recognizing, I think, ever more ...
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Ambassador Pyatt’s Remarks at Digital Greece Pavilion, TIF 2018

September 9, 2018 First of all let me start by offering a huge congratulations to my friends George, Lefteris, Minister Pappas. It seems incredibly exciting to see the energy here, the innovation. I’ve gone around Greece over two years visiting startups, visiting incubators in Athens, in Thessaloniki, in Patras, in Giannena and one thing that ...
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Ambassador Pyatt’s Remarks at Tech.Olympus Summit, USATIF 2018

This program is part of the embassy’s effort to support that, to share experiences. Our U.S. innovators and I’m delighted that we’ve got people from the U.S. today, and also to reinforce what’s happening organically. I’m very excited about the fact that we have such a strong presence of U.S. knowledge economy companies at the American ...
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Ambassador Pyatt’s Voice of America Interview

Ambassador Pyatt: One of the interesting things is because of the decade-long economic crisis, there has been a long period of under-investment. I think one of the big messages behind the Thessaloniki International Fair and the strong U.S. business presence here is that American companies are taking another look.
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Ambassador Pyatt’s Welcome Remarks at the Southeast Europe Energy Forum

Tied to real progress in stronger regional connections, including the Greece-Bulgaria Interconnector, and wider efforts to strengthen economic ties and cooperation throughout the region, Greece and its neighbors have the capacity to achieve real transformation of the energy landscape, with enormous benefits for citizens and businesses alike.
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Ambassador Pyatt’s Remarks at the U.S. Embassy Renovation Groundbreaking

September 5, 2018 2:00 p.m. Ambassador Pyatt:  Thank you, Bill.  Good afternoon everybody.  Mayor Kaminis, Father Thomas who has been such a good friend to this embassy, Ambassador Fotiadou, the head of the Foreign Ministry’s A7, Americas Division, all of our distinguished guests.  It is a great pleasure for us to have you all here ...
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Ambassador Pyatt’s Remarks at TIF Press Conference

The Thessaloniki Fair will be the U.S. government’s signature effort in Greece in for the year of 2018, and it has enjoyed whole-of-government U.S. support. There was tremendous interest and excitement about this opportunity when I was in Washington last month. I expect we will have participation not just from a broad range of American ...
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Ambassador Pyatt’s Remarks for the Atlantic Council Millennium Fellowship

Coffee Reception with Embassy Guests Chief of Mission Residence June 9, 2018 – 5:00 to 6:00 PM Good afternoon. I just wanted to take half a second and welcome everybody to the house this afternoon, and explain what we’re doing here. First of all, let me say what a personal pleasure it is to welcome ...
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Ambassador Pyatt’s Remarks at July 4th Celebration

We have stood together in every major conflict of the last two centuries. And now, as Greece begins the long process of recovery from an eight year economic crisis, the United States is committed to doing all that we can to help sustain a process of recovery – encouraging foreign investment, keeping a positive spotlight ...
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George C. Marshall Center Alumni Reception

The Marshall Center excels at building these relationships while forging the cooperation required to solve the many challenges shared across borders. The distinguished graduates present here today are excellent examples of Greek leadership and influence in your strategic location. The lessons learned and ideas you shared at the Marshall Center foster an even greater level ...
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Ambassador Pyatt’s Remarks at the THI Innovation and Entrepreneurship Talk with Kurt Heiar

Tapping into this entrepreneurial spirit, to drive investment, is critical to Greece’s success now as the country begins to emerge from 8 years of economic crisis. THI’s work and the EGG’s efforts to develop business leaders corresponds with one of the United States key objectives here: which is to support Greece’s economic recovery and the ...
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Welcome Remarks By DCM Kate Byrnes Heritage Greece Program Event

June 22 - "It’s something that is important to all the work that we do here because the truth is the U.S.-Greece relationship, no matter what we do on the security, defense, or economic front, it’s built on the people to people relationships, and on the Greeks who love America and the Americans who love ...
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Ambassador Pyatt speaks at 7th Annual Greek Investment Forum

We have an American policy, which is investing in our relationship with Greece, as part of the larger strategy to reinforce our relationship with Europe. We view Greece as a critical pillar of stability, an ally and a partner, that shares our interest across the broader region, including the Eastern Mediterranean, the Balkans and the ...
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Ambassador’s Remarks at ACS Graduation Commencement

The ACS Mission statement outlines the aim of challenging all students to realize their unique potential: and to thrive as responsible global citizens. As someone who has lived abroad most of the past thirty years and has worked throughout my career to bring people and governments around the world closer together, I urge you to ...
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Ambassador Pyatt’s Remarks at the 22nd Economist Government Roundtable

Ambassador Pyatt - "The United States has spent the last 70 years working with our European allies and friends to build peace, security, and prosperity on the foundation of a close and effective transatlantic partnership. Our relationship is rooted in enduring economic, political, and social ties – which together have ushered in a period of ...
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Ambassador Pyatt’s Remarks at Healthworld Forum 2018

U.S. companies have a great deal of experience in other countries and in a variety of healthcare markets. They could be good partners, providing advice before decisions are made that might have any negative impact on the market. They could offer help in the effort to encourage increased investments in Greece’s healthcare sector and ensure ...
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Ambassador Pyatt’s Panel Remarks at the Balkans and Black Sea Cooperation Forum

Ambassador Pyatt (June 1, 2018) - "Our shared efforts in expanding regional linkages, whether through improvements to Greece’s road network, development of throughput capacity in Greece’s ports, or bringing together businesses and people to take advantages of these opportunities to foster growth, prosperity, and development not just in Greece but throughout the wider region."
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Ambassador Pyatt’s Remarks at the Propeller Club

Union of Greek Shippers Award Ceremony 7:30 p.m, May 29, 2018 Good evening, everybody. I am not going to do acknowledgements because I will overlook somebody, but I do want to acknowledge the Propeller Club for all the work that you do to capture how important the relationship between our shipping and maritime communities is ...
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Ambassador Pyatt’s Remarks at Digital Economy Forum

The United States is committed to making 2018 America’s year in Greece, and I am confident that this is the year that Greece really will turn the page on its crisis period.  Technology and knowledge based industries will be key to this recovery, and I, and the U.S. Embassy, are commited to doing all that ...
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Ambassador Pyatt’s Remarks at HAEE Conference

Hellenic Association of Energy Economic (HAEE) Conference 12:00 p.m. Wyndham Grand Athens Hotel May 3, 2018 Thank you, Kostas, I’ll speak from the podium.  I get in less trouble that way. Let me first say what a pleasure it is to have the opportunity to speak with some of my Ambassadorial colleagues who have been ...
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Ambassador Pyatt’s Remarks at 2018 American Studies Seminar

First of all let me say what a real pleasure and an honor it is for me to be with you here at the American Studies Seminar. This Seminar is one of the embassy’s most longstanding public affairs programs, and it has a great reputation for helping us to share insights about the United States, ...
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Ambassador Pyatt’s Remarks for American Universities Alumni Association, April 27, 2018

Καλησπέρα σας!  Nikos, thank you so much for having me here.  I’ve been looking forward to meeting with your association.  Each time I visit Thessaloniki, I’m reminded of the significant role played by the American affiliated institutions in northern Greece – these institutions are the foundation of our bilateral relationship here – the Alumni Association, ...
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Ambassador’s Remarks for the 70th Anniversary of Fulbright Greece

Presidential Palace April 23, 2018 Kalimera, good morning, I’d like to begin, Mr. President, by saying thank you for those remarkable, wise and gracious remarks about the history of our Fulbright partnership and our relationship. I am deeply grateful. Thank you also for having us out here today to mark this historic occasion. It’s truly ...
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Ambassador Pyatt’s Remarks for ASTA Conference

For many Americans, a trip to Greece means visiting the Acropolis, going to Mykonos, and going to Santorini. And these are wonderful destinations, certainly worthy of their reputations as among the world’s premiere tourist attractions. But the best part of Greece, in my view, is the extraordinary combinations that this country offers -- sea, mountains, ...
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Ambassador Pyatt Addresses the Hellenic National Defense College

We see Greece’s position as critical and unique in the world, and particularly along Europe’s Southern Flank. Greece exists at the nexus of three separate strategic problem sets which come together over Greece. On the one hand there is the ongoing Syrian conflict, the threat of Iran and asymmetric threats from the eastern Mediterranean.
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Hellenic Association of Pharmaceutical Companies (SFEE) General Assembly

Last year, AmCham Greece helped assemble an impressive delegation of Greek companies to SelectUSA, including many from the pharma sector. We look forward to similar collaboration on the next SelectUSA Summit, and so for those companies in Greece interested in exploring the U.S. market as a place to invest and grow, please -- “Save the ...
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Ambassador Pyatt’s Interview on News247

 March 21, 2018  News247:  Mr. Ambassador, thank you very much for this interview. Ambassador Pyatt:  I’m happy to see you. News247:  Thank you. U.S. Assistant Secretary of State Wess Mitchell, visited Greece and Cyprus and the broader EU region last week.  Can you characterize the discussions he had and let us know what the main ...
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Ambassador Pyatt’s Remarks during “Iniohos 2018” Multinational Exercise

I am delighted to be back in Andravida and very proud that we have the U.S. Air Force again participating so significantly in Iniohos '18.  This has become an important multinational exercise with broad participation from across Europe and the Eastern Mediterranean, which reflects our vision of Greece as a builder of bridges, as a ...
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Ambassador Pyatt’s Remarks for The SeaNation Conference

The size and global impact of the Greek shipping industry is a tremendous accomplishment, for which the Greek people are justifiably proud. But I’m also very proud of the role that the United States has played in helping to revitalize the Greek shipping industry following the devastation of World War II.
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Ambassador Geoffrey R. Pyatt’s Interview with Alexis Papahelas

Delphi Forum March 2, 2018 Ambassador Pyatt:  Thank you, Alexis.  First of all, let me say what a treat it is to be back here in Delphi.  I especially want to thank Symeon and the team who put this event together.  It’s really impressive to see how this institution is growing. I would just make ...
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Ambassador Pyatt’s Remarks at ACG’s Simulated Trading Room Opening

This trading room is going to offer a unique educational tool for students of DEREE’s Business School and the ALBA Graduate Business School.  The facility will serve as a laboratory and classroom which will replicate a real-world trading experience, providing students from Greece and the Balkans experience that they can use when they begin searching ...
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Ambassador’s Remarks at BBG-ANA Signing Ceremony

It’s an important initiative for BBG to make available objective information pulled together by the U.S. broadcasters, but importantly also this agreement provides for the sharing of Athens News Agency material with the U.S. broadcasters.  And I hope that that will help to get the story of Greece out to a wider audience across Europe ...
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Ambassador’s Remarks at 12th Annual “David Tiano” Lecture

We must redouble our efforts to prevent hate crimes.  Educational institutions and museums play one of the most essential roles in these efforts. And so I am an ardent supporter of the present Jewish Museum, which I recently highlighted as one Greece’s most important museums in a special tribute in Kathimerini. 
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Ambassador Pyatt’s Op-Ed for Kathimerini

The U.S. has a stake in Greece’s economic success, so I hope leaders in Athens will heed the lessons of the past and implement policies that allow for its economy and people to reach their full potential.  The messages the Prime Minister delivered in the United States, emphasizing the importance of foreign investment, Greece’s potential ...
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Ambassador Pyatt’s Welcome Remarks at the Annual Museum Conference

Benaki Museum November 30, 2017   Dr. Manginis, dear guests, it is a great pleasure to be back at this beautiful Benaki facility and to be here with so many representatives of some of the top museums and cultural institutions here in Greece. This is the seventh annual Museum Conference that we have organized along ...
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Ambassador Pyatt’s Remarks at the Reception in honor of Trade Winds

So, tonight we are welcoming here to Greece and to the Residence 13 U.S. companies. They’re here to explore new opportunities for business cooperation. I’ve met all of them as they came in, and they represent a variety of industries, including water treatment, industrial equipment, engineering services, mining equipment, oil and gas, marine technology and ...
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Ambassador Pyatt’s Remarks at U.S. Navy 242nd Birthday Ball

The partnership of our two navies is critical in advancing two of my top priorities as the U.S. Ambassador: supporting Greece, our EU and NATO ally, in its economic recovery, and working with Greece to sustain and deepen our defense, security, law enforcement, and counterterrorism cooperation.
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Business Day: Remarks by U.S. Ambassador to Greece Geoffrey R. Pyatt

October 3, 2017 Ambassador Pyatt:  We’re delighted to have you here today.  It’s the first time that the Embassy is doing one of these Business Day events, and it’s a terrific opportunity for us to continue the Embassy’s work on what has been my highest priority as American Ambassador for our bilateral relationship over the ...
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Ambassador Pyatt’s Entrepreneurship Discussion with MITEF

Ambassador Pyatt, (July 17, 2017) - "For me personally and for the Embassy this whole sector of start-ups … industry, entrepreneurship is extremely important. It’s one of the things the United States will do to be helpful to Greece at this really difficult time. It’s one of our great success stories if you look at ...
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Ambassador Pyatt Announces Refugee Scholarship Program

We wanted to do something to address that problem, which is what brings us to this project, which we are calling “Education Unites: From Camp to Campus.” This is a refugee scholarship program, which is just one part of the United States’ comprehensive effort to support Greece in responding to this refugee emergency that Greece ...
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4th of July Celebration 2017

July 4 has always been my favorite holiday because it is, ultimately, a celebration of the idea of ‘America’ — the cherished democratic values that make us strong. Democratic accountability, freedom, honor — the values that inspired America’s founders originated right here in Athens, so celebrating here is especially appropriate.
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Independence Day Reception in Thessaloniki

Today we celebrate 241 years of American democracy, and there is no place better-suited to mark the occasion than here in Greece. In 1776, a small band of patriots declared that we were a people created equal — free to think, worship, and live as we please; that our destiny would be not determined for ...
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Anatolia College Graduation

The U.S. Mission to Greece and our Consulate here in Thessaloniki have long collaborated with Anatolia College on cultural and educational programs. These programs and U.S. financial assistance show the United States’ unwavering commitment to Northern Greece and to American-affiliated institutions like Anatolia College.
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Karamanlis Institute – Marshall Plan 70th Anniversary Discussion with Mr. Kyriakos Mitsotakis

The Marshall Plan also, however, was critically an institutional incubator. It was, as Mr. Mitsotakis pointed out, the seed of European institutions, first the European coal and steel community, later the European community, and, ultimately, the European Union, and all of the institutions of Euro-Atlantic cooperation, that we take today, take for granted.
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DAS Hoyt Yee’s Testimony: Senate Foreign Relations Committee

We have a long history of good relations with the countries of the Western Balkans. Each country in the region is a member of the Defeat-ISIS Coalition, a strong partner on counter-terrorism, and a reliable counterpart in efforts to limit the spread of violent extremism. However, the region is facing its most serious challenges since ...
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70th Anniversary of Marshall Plan

Almost exactly 70 years ago, Secretary of State Marshall delivered a commencement address at Harvard University that would change the course of European history. During that speech, Marshall said that “The United States should do whatever it is able to do to assist in the return of normal economic health to the world, without which ...
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70th Anniversary of the Office of Defense Cooperation

Ambassador Pyatt, June 8 - The strong relationship and defense ties forged between the United States and Greece during the post-war period firmly secured Greece’s place in the West. Of course, in 2017, we also commemorate the 70th Anniversary of the Marshall Plan, another massive aid project that helped Greece rebuild after World War II.
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On the Occasion of the 70th Anniversary of the Marshall Plan

Press Statement Rex W. Tillerson Secretary of State Washington, DC June 6, 2017 Seventy years ago, on June 5, 1947, Secretary of State George C. Marshall laid out his bold vision for the United States to help the war-ravaged nations of Europe recover from the massive destruction of World War II. Marshall’s vision was central ...
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Ambassador Pyatt’s Remarks at “Hack the Camp” Finale

Thursday, June 1, 2017 7:00 – 8:00 pm Impact Hub Athens As Delivered Good evening everybody.  First of all, let me say what a treat it is to be back here at the Impact Hub.  I love this new space, so congratulations on that.  The last time I was here was December so it’s a ...
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Ambassador Pyatt’s Remarks at the “Foreign Policy under Austerity” Book Panel

MFA Kranidiotis Lecture Theatre, Athens, Greece May 29, 2017 As Delivered It’s a great honor for to be speaking today at the Foreign Ministry with such a truly distinguished set of panelists.  I will try to keep my remarks short so I can learn from the other presentations.  I should also say, at the beginning, ...
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Ambassador’s Remarks at Hellenic Association for Energy Economics (HAEE) Conference

Metropolitan Hotel, Athens, Greece May 18, 2017 As Delivered Good morning ladies and gentlemen. I would like to thank the Hellenic Association for Energy Economics and Kostas Andriosopoulos for inviting me to speak today on Greece’s energy sector, a critically important component of the Greek economy. I’m honored to be here with Minister Stathakis, former ...
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Ambassador’s Opening Remarks at 2017 American Studies Seminar

70th Anniversary of the Marshall Plan in Greece May 8, 2017, 18:00-18:30 As Delivered Καλησπέρα!  Good evening everybody.  It’s great to be here.  I want to start by thanking you all for coming on a beautiful Athens sunny evening.  And it’s my pleasure and honor to be part of the kickoff of this exercise. I’m ...
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Op- Ed for Naftemporiki on Chios Visit: Warm Welcome in Chios

by Geoffrey R. Pyatt, United States Ambassador to the Hellenic Republic May 18, 2017 One of the strongest pillars of the bilateral relationship between our two great democracies is the people-to-people ties between individual Americans and Greeks.  This was driven home for me during our visit to the stunningly beautiful and welcoming island of Chios.  ...
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EXPOSEC-DefenseWorld Conference 2017

Ambassador’s Remarks at EXPOSEC-DefenseWorld Conference Hellenic Army Officer’s Club, Athens, Greece May 3, 2017 As Delivered Thank you very much, Simos, for that warm welcome.  Let me say, I consider the American Hellenic Chamber of Commerce to be one of my strongest force multipliers and partners here so I really appreciate both the comments but ...
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Ambassador’s Remarks at the Atlantic Council Istanbul Summit Panel

“Boosting Regional Energy Partnerships and Trade in the Eastern Mediterranean” Panel Discussion at the Atlantic Council Istanbul Summit April 27, 2017 (as delivered) Q:  Let me turn to Ambassador Pyatt and ask him to give us a perspective from U.S. Government point of view and, also, from an Athens point of view.  So how does ...
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Ambassador Pyatt’s Remarks at a Reception in Honor of the American Farm School and Aliki Perrotis

April 10, 2017, 7:00 pm Ambassador’s Residence As delivered  Let me first of all say what a pleasure it is for Mary and I to welcome all of you here to our home this evening.  This is a very special event for us in view of what you all know is a very strong relationship ...
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Ambassador’s Remarks at Entrepreneurs and Parliamentarians Roundtable and Networking Event

April 7, 2017 2:30 to 5:00pm at the Ambassador’s Residence As Delivered   Good afternoon everybody. Since our format was a bit unusual today, I wanted to take just a minute to explain what we’ve been doing. And, first of all, I want to acknowledge Effie, the chairwoman of the U.S. Friendship Committee in the ...
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Ambassador Pyatt’s Remarks at the Opening of the MIT Enterprise Forum

Greece Pitch Event Thursday, April 6, 5:30 pm Microsoft Innovation Center As Delivered   Καλησπέρα! Good evening everybody. I’m sorry to be a little bit late, it’s totally my fault. I wanted to spend a couple of minutes just catching up with Peggy and the Microsoft team, thanking them, and I want to say thank ...
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Ambassador Pyatt’s Remarks at Lions Clubs International Board of Directors Opening Meeting

March 24, 2017, 9:30 am Grande Bretagne Hotel, Athens, Greece As Delivered Καλημέρα.  Good morning, everybody.  It is a great pleasure for me to be with you here today.  Thank you, President Corlew, for inviting me to speak this morning. It’s a special pleasure for me to welcome you to the beautiful city of Athens.  ...
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Ambassador’s Pyatt’s Remarks at the Delphi Economic Forum

Konstantinos Karamanlis Hall – European Cultural Centre of Delphi Delphi, Greece March 3, 2017 As delivered Good evening ladies and gentlemen. It’s an honor to be speaking to you this evening. I have heard so many terrific things about the Delphi Forum since my arrival. I’d like to congratulate Symeon as it’s proven to be ...
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Ambassador’s Remarks at the Truman Doctrine and US Frigate “Hellas” Anniversary Celebration

Hellas Liberty, Central Harbor, Piraeus, Athens February 23, 2017 (as delivered)  Καλημέρα!  Good afternoon everybody. First of all, thank you Senator Raptakis for those remarks.  My fellow American, also State Assembly Woman Maliotakis from New York State Assembly.  I want to begin by acknowledging the really gracious remarks from our ally Minister of Defense Kammenos. ...
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Radisson Blu Park Hotel, Athens February 22, 2017, 3:45 p.m. (as delivered) Good afternoon everybody. First of all, let me welcome you all, our international partners from around the world, here to Athens.  I know that many of you have travelled great distances to come here and I’m glad the city is putting on such ...
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Ambassador’s Remarks at the the Future of the TESOL Profession Summit

Feb. 22 - "Speaking in my role as Ambassador here in Greece, I can assure you that we remain strongly focused on continuing our great work with Greek Customs and the Greek Atomic Energy Commission and I count on continued benefits for both of our countries from that collaboration." - Ambassador Pyatt
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"We will continue to support our partners, to establish and deepen the energy interconnections between European states with the goal of creating a healthy, dynamic energy union in Europe. Greece has a critical role to play in that energy union with these vitally important natural gas infrastructure projects. "
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Greek-American Medical Association Dinner

Ambassador’s Remarks: “Building and Maintaining Strong Bilateral Ties” Sunday, January 29, 2017, 8.00 p.m., Hilton Hilton Hotel, Athens, Greece Thank you to the Hellenic American Medical Society and Professor Linos for the opportunity to address this distinguished group of guests today.  The bilateral relationship between the United States and Greece has never been stronger.  We witnessed ...
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Ambassador’s Remarks at AMCHAM Pita Cutting & New Year’s Reception

January 30, 2017, 7:30 PM InterContinental Hotel, Athens, Greece As delivered Thank you Simos, καλησπέρα σας!  Let me begin by saying what an enormous pleasure it is for me to be with everybody here tonight.  When I first arrived in Athens, about four months ago, I made the point to Simos and to the team ...
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Ambassador’s Media Interview at the U.S. Presidential Event Hosted by Republicans Abroad

Friday January 20, 2017 6:00 pm Caravel Hotel, Athens, Greece As delivered Q:  Mr. Ambassador, what is the most important message you want to send to Greece? A:  The most important message today is that American democracy is alive and well.  This inauguration is a celebration of our democracy; it’s a bipartisan reaffirmation of the ...
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Ambassador’s Remarks at the AMCHAM Greek Economy Conference

Monday, November 28, 2016 2:00 pm InterContinental Hotel, Athens, Greece (As delivered) Καλησπέρα, good afternoon everybody.  Thank you, Simos, for giving me the opportunity to be with you here today.  I heard before how important this annual conference was and I listened as Elias described it as the biggest economic conversation that happens in Athens ...
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President Obama and President Pavlopoulos of Greece at State Dinner

THE WHITE HOUSE Office of the Press Secretary November 15, 2016, Presidential Mansion Athens, Greece 7:37 P.M. EET PRESIDENT PAVLOPOULOS:  (As interpreted.)  Mr. President, I welcome you to Athens and to the presidency of the Republic, as the President of the United States of America, who has constantly and consistently served with respect for man, ...
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Remarks by President Obama and Greek PM Alexis Tsipras

THE WHITE HOUSE Office of the Press Secretary November 15, 2016 Maximos Mansion Athens, Greece 4:20 P.M. EET PRIME MINISTER TSIPRAS:  (As interpreted.)  I want to thank the American President, Barack Obama, very warmly for visiting Greece and for choosing Athens, the birthplace of democracy, for one of his last stops before concluding his eight-year ...
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President Obama’s Remarks with the Greek President

The White House Office of the Press Secretary Presidential Mansion Athens, Greece 1:37 P.M. EET PRESIDENT PAVLOPOULOS:  (As interpreted.)  Mr. President, I welcome you to Athens, as the President of that great, friendly country, the United States of America, who has won global distinction for defending land, democracy and justice.  These are the characteristics which ...
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Ambassador’s Remarks at Thessaloniki Welcome Reception

Thursday, October 27, 2016 7:30 pm Consul General’s Residence Καλησπέρα σας.  Let me begin, first of all, by saying how proud we are of our Consul General here in Northern Greece.  Rebecca, thank you for opening your home to all of us.  I’m the new guy here!  I only presented my credentials to the President ...
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Ambassador’s Remarks at Anatolia College, Town Hall with American Citizens and Wardens Anatolia College Thessaloniki, Greece October 26, 2016, 6:30 PM Thank you very much Rosemary.  Good evening everybody.  Καλησπέρα σας.  I have been spending all day trying to remember to say “Χρόνια πολλά!” to all of my Demetra and Demetrios friends.  But I understand ...
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Ambassador’s Remarks at Welcome Reception in His Honor

Monday, October 24, 2016 7:00 pm USS Mount Whitney, Piraeus Port, Greece Thank you very much, Captain Sardiello.  Κυρίες και Κύριοι καλησπέρα σας!  Είναι μεγάλη μου χαρά που είστε απόψε εδώ μαζί μας.  Σας ευχαριστώ πολύ που ήρθατε!  Προσβλέπω στην μεταξύ μας στενή συνεργασία τα επόμενα τρία χρόνια. Thank you and good evening everybody.  Thank you ...
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Ambassador Pyatt’s Remarks at the American Citizens’ Voting Party

  Friday 14 October 2016 – 7:00 p.m. American Community School Good evening everybody.  Thank you, Director Gialamas, for that very gracious introduction.  I also want to say thank you to Rosemary and the whole team from our Consular Section.  They do great, great work and I know they put a lot of effort into ...
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Remarks by Treasury Secretary Jacob J. Lew at Joint Press Conference with Greek Finance Minister Euclid Tsakalotos, July 21, 2016

ATHENS  Thursday, July 21, 2016 MODERATOR: (In Greek) Ladies and Gentlemen thank you for your presence. Minister of Finance, Mr. Euclid Tsakalotos the floor is yours. MINISTER TSAKALOTOS: (In Greek) We had a meeting with Mr. Jack Lew, who, as you know, recently, at least the one year that I have been Minister of Finance, ...
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Ambassador’s Remarks at the Independence Day Reception, July 6, 2016

Thursday 6 July 2016 – 7:00 p.m. Ambassador’s Residence  Ministers, Distinguished Guests, ladies and gentlemen, good evening and welcome.  My wife, Layla, and I are really delighted to welcome you all here, to Jefferson House, for the 240th anniversary of American independence. Special thank you, Mary, thanks for the introductions and thanks to our national ...
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Ambassador’s Welcome Remarks Graduation Ceremony at Deree/American College of Greece, June 25, 2016

Saturday 25 June 2016 – 7:45 p.m. Deree/ACG Campus, Agia Paraskevi Dr. Horner, Dr. Meehan, faculty and staff, family and friends, graduates, welcome everyone.  It is an honor to be with you tonight. Members of the class of 2016, congratulations on reaching this milestone in your lives.  Congratulations as well to your families and friends ...
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Ambassador’s Remarks: USS Harry S. Truman, June 22, 2016

NSA Souda Bay, Crete June 22, 2016 Good afternoon and welcome, everybody.  ADM Howard, RADM Batchelder, Captain Scholl.  Thank you to you, and all hands on this great ship, for visiting us. Your Excellencies the Minister Kouroumplis and Minister Kammenos, Admiral Apostolakis, Vice Admiral Giagkoumakis, Ambassador Bondy, members of Parliament, your Eminence Archbishop Dimitrios and ...
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Ambassador’s Remarks: Fulbright Reception, June 13, 2016

June 13, 2016 – 7:00 p.m. Ambassador’s Residence  Artemis, thank you for that warm introduction. Minister Filis, scholars and students, and distinguished guests, it is my pleasure to welcome you to Jefferson House, to celebrate the Fulbright program and its Greek and American participants. The Fulbright students and scholars with us tonight, both those Americans ...
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Ambassador Pearce’s Opening Remarks at Posidonia Reception, June 9, 2016

June 9, 2016 Jefferson House  Αξιότιμες κυρίες και κύριοι καλησπέρα σας. Η παρουσία σας εδώ στο Jefferson House είναι μεγάλη τιμή για εμάς και απόψε σας καλωσορίζω σε αυτήν τη δεξίωση  προς τιμήν των αμερικανικών εταιριών που συμμετέχουν στην ναυτιλιακή έκθεση Ποσειδώνια. Ladies and Gentlemen, welcome, Thank you for coming to celebrate the Posidonia International ...
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Ambassador’s Opening Remarks at Stanford-London Business School Conference – “Breaking the Bottlenecks: Steps Toward Sustainable Growth,”

“Breaking the Bottlenecks:  Steps Toward Sustainable Growth”  Wednesday, June 8, 2016 – 2:30 p.m. Cotsen Hall, American School of Classical Studies Everybody, Panos, Christos, thank you for the very kind introduction. Distinguished panelists, distinguished guests, it’s a real pleasure to be here. Σας ευχαριστώ θερμά για την πρόσκληση και την ευκαιρία που μου δίγεται να ...
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Readout from a Treasury Spokesperson of Secretary Lew’s Meeting with German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schäuble at the G-7 in Sendai, Japan, May 21, 20

May 21, 2016 SENDAI – U.S. Treasury Secretary Jacob J. Lew met today with German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schäuble on the sidelines of the G-7 Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors Meeting. Secretary Lew and Minister Schäuble discussed the importance of Greece, the IMF, and European institutions constructively working together to conclude the first review of ...
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Readout from a Treasury Spokesperson of Secretary Lew’s Meeting with Eurogroup President and Finance Minister of the Netherlands Jeroen Dijsselbloem a

May 20, 2016 SENDAI – U.S. Treasury Secretary Jacob J. Lew met today with Eurogroup President and Finance Minister of the Netherlands Jeroen Dijsselbloem on the sidelines of the G-7 Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors Meeting. Secretary Lew and Minister Dijsselbloem discussed progress being made toward concluding the first review of Greece’s economic reform ...
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Readout from a Treasury Spokesperson of Secretary Lew’s Meeting with French Finance Minister Michel Sapin at the G-7 in Sendai, Japan, May 20, 2016

May 20, 2016 SENDAI – U.S. Treasury Secretary Jacob J. Lew met today with French Finance Minister Michel Sapin on the sidelines of the G-7 Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors’ Meeting. Secretary Lew and Minister Sapin discussed the importance of Greece, the IMF, and European institutions constructively working together to conclude the first review of ...
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President Obama Announces More Key Administration Posts, May 18, 2016

May 18, 2016 WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, President Barack Obama announced his intent to nominate the following individuals to key Administration posts: Ysaÿe M. Barnwell – Member, National Council on the Arts Daniel Becker – Member, Board of Directors of the State Justice Institute Rena Bitter – Ambassador to the Lao People’s Democratic Republic, Department of State Anne ...
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Remarks by Amos Hochstein Special Envoy and Coordinator for International Energy Affairs, U.S. Department of State at Trans Adriatic Pipeline Groundbr

Remarks by Amos Hochstein Special Envoy and Coordinator for International Energy Affairs, U.S. Department of State at Trans Adriatic Pipeline Groundbreaking Thessaloniki, Greece May 17, 2016 Thank you Prime Minister Tsipras for hosting us all today here and for your leadership and dedication that has led us to this point.  This is an important event ...
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Ambassador’s Greeting at the American Hellenic Institute Award Dinner, May 11, 2016

11 May 2016, 8:30 pm Grande Bretagne Hotel Good evening, ladies and gentlemen.  It is an honor for me to be with you, again, for the American Hellenic Institute’s award dinner. Tonight, not only do we celebrate the accomplishments of two outstanding award recipients, we also celebrate the profound friendship and partnership between Greece and ...
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Readout from a Treasury Spokesperson of Secretary Lew’s Call with Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras, April 28, 2016

Washington April 28, 2016 U.S. Treasury Secretary Jacob J. Lew spoke by phone today with Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras. Secretary Lew and Prime Minister Tsipras discussed the importance of Greece, the IMF, and European institutions constructively working together to conclude the first review of Greece’s economic reform program and find a sustainable path forward in ...
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U.S. Ambassador: The U.S. Position on Greece’s Economic Reform Program has not Changed, April 28, 2016

April 28, 2016 Athens — U.S. Ambassador to Greece David D. Pearce today emphasized that the U.S. position on Greece’s economic reform program has not changed. He noted the continued efforts of the United States to urge Greece to accelerate progress on agreeing to and implementing reforms that can stimulate investment, growth, and jobs. He ...
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Opening of HSI Cultural Property Workshop, April 18, 2016

Acropolis Museum April 18, 2016 Αξιότιμες κυρίες και κύριοι καλημέρα σας και σας ευχαριστώ θερμά για την παρουσία σας. Είναι ιδιαίτερη τιμή για μένα να βρίσκομαι σήμερα εδώ στο Μουσείο Ακρόπολης όχι μόνο ως πρέσβης της χώρας μου, αλλα και ως λάτρης και σπουδαστής  της αρχαίας ελληνικής κληρονομιάς και του ελληνικού πολιτισμού γενικότερα. Πολλοί από ...
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Readout from a Treasury Spokesperson of Secretary Lew’s Meeting with Greek Finance Minister Euclid Tsakalotos, April 15, 2016

April 15, 2016 WASHINGTON – U.S Treasury Secretary Jacob J. Lew met today with Greek Finance Minister Euclid Tsakalotos at the 2016 Spring Meetings of the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank Group.  Secretary Lew and Minister Tsakalotos discussed the importance of Greece, the IMF, and European institutions concluding the first review of Greece’s ...
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Readout from a Treasury Spokesperson of Secretary Lew’s Meeting with German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schäuble, April 15, 2016

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Readout from a Treasury Spokesperson of Secretary Lew’s Meeting with President of the Eurogroup Jeroen Dijsselbloem, April 15, 2016

April 15, 2016 WASHINGTON – U.S. Treasury Secretary Jacob J. Lew met today with President of the Eurogroup Jeroen Dijsselbloem at the 2016 Spring Meetings of the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank Group. Secretary Lew and Minister Dijsselbloem discussed progress being made toward concluding the first review of Greece’s economic reform program.  Secretary ...
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Readout from a Treasury Spokesperson of Secretary Lew’s Meeting with French Finance Minister Michel Sapin, April 13, 2016

April 13, 2016 WASHINGTON – U.S. Treasury Secretary Jacob J. Lew met this evening with French Finance Minister Michel Sapin ahead of the 2016 Spring Meetings of the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank Group. Secretary Lew and Minister Sapin discussed recent efforts toward concluding the first review of Greece’s economic reform program.  Secretary ...
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Exposec-Defenseworld Conference, April 12, 2016

April 12, 2016 Athens Ledra Hotel Good afternoon. It’s a pleasure to be back here, today, with friends from the Hellenic-American Chamber of Commerce. This past year has been a roller coaster – I don’t have to tell you that, you’ve been running businesses at a time of huge uncertainty.  For most people, taxes are ...
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Readout of Vice President Biden’s Call with Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras of Greece, April 4, 2016

April 4, 2016 Vice President Biden spoke with Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras this morning, ahead of the White House Celebration of Greek Independence Day. The leaders agreed to continue working closely on European migration challenges as Greece begins today to implement the EU-Turkey agreement. The Vice President and Prime Minister Tsipras agreed on the ...
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Deputy Secretary Higginbottom’s Press Statements and Q&A on Lesvos, March 28, 2016

Good afternoon, Since we arrived in Lesvos a few hours ago, we’ve met with local and national government officials, and representatives from the UN High Commissioner for Refugees. We visited facilities involved in registering newly arrived migrants and we had a chance to talk with some young refugees. First I want to start by saying ...
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Readout from a Treasury Spokesperson of Secretary Lew’s Meeting with President of the Eurogroup Jeroen Dijsselbloem in Shanghai, February 27, 20

SHANGHAI – U.S. Treasury Secretary Jacob J. Lew met today with President of the Eurogroup Jeroen Dijsselbloem at the G-20 Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors Meeting. Secretary Lew and Minister Dijsselbloem discussed progress being made toward concluding the first review of Greece’s economic reform program.  Secretary Lew recognized that European institutions, the IMF, and ...
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Readout from a Treasury Spokesperson of Secretary Lew’s Call with Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras, February 27, 2016

SHANGHAI – U.S Treasury Secretary Jacob J. Lew spoke by phone today with Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras on the sidelines of the G-20 Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors Meeting. During the call, Secretary Lew and Prime Minister Tsipras discussed the importance of Greece, the IMF, and European institutions concluding the first review of ...
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Vasilopita Cutting with the AMCHAM, January 26, 2016

Hotel Intercontinental January 26, 2016 Αξιότιμες κυρίες και κύριοι καλησπέρα σας! Σας ευχαριστώ θερμά για την πρόσκληση που μου κάνατε να παραστώ απόψε εδω στην κοπή της ετήσιας πίτας. Είναι μεγάλη μου τιμή! Καλή σας χρονιά!  Χρόνια πολλά! This is the third year that I have the honor of cutting the Vasilopita with you, and ...
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Readout from a Treasury Spokesperson of Secretary Lew’s Meeting with Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras, January 21, 2016

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Readout of Vice President Biden’s Meeting with Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras, January 20, 2016

January 20, 2016 Vice President Biden met today with Prime Minister of Greece Alexis Tsipras. The leaders agreed on the importance of moving forward as quickly as possible on Greece’s economic reforms, including serious discussions with creditors on debt relief. The Vice President commended the Prime Minister for the constructive approach his government has taken ...
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Readout from a Treasury Spokesperson of Secretary Lew’s Call with Greek Finance Minister Euclid Tsakalotos

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Ambassador’s Remarks at the Children’s Oncology Hospital “Elpida”, December 17, 2015

“Elpida” Oncology Hospital December 17, 2015 Καλημέρα σε όλους σας και σας ευχαριστώ θερμά για την ευγενική σας πρόσκληση στην  Ογκολογική Μονάδα Παίδων «Μαριάννα Βαρδινογιάννη –Ελπίδα».   Είμαι ιδιαίτερα χαρούμενος που βρίσκομαι σήμερα εδώ ανάμεσά σας και σας ευχαριστώ πολύ που μου δίνεται η ευκαιρία να διαπιστώσω κι εγώ από κοντά το αξιοθαύμαστο έργο σας. And, ...
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Graduation Ceremony of Code Girls Educational Program 2.0, December 13, 2015

ΟΜΙΛΙΑ ΤΟΥ ΠΡΕΣΒΗ ΣΤΗΝ ΤΕΛΕΤΗ ΛΗΞΗΣ ΤΟΥ ΕΚΠΑΙΔΕΥΤΙΚΟΥ ΠΡΟΓΡΑΜΜΑΤΟΣ CodeGirls 2.0 ΚΥΡΙΑΚΗ, 13 ΔΕΚΕΜΒΡΙΟΥ, 2015 ΕΚΠΑΙΔΕΥΤΗΡΙΑ ΜΠΟΥΓΑ ΚΑΛΑΜΑΤΑ Γειά σας codegirls! ….και καλημέρα σε όλους σας! Είμαι πολύ χαρούμενος που βρίσκομαι σήμερα εδώ μαζί σας στην όμορφη Καλαμάτα και θα ήθελα να συγχαρώ τα κορίτσια που ολοκλήρωσαν με επιτυχία το πρόγραμμα CodeGirls.  Αυτή είναι η ...
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Ambassador’s Remarks at the American-Hellenic Chamber of Commerce, Monday, November 30, 2015

“The Greek Economy Conference” Monday, November 30, 2015, 2:45 pm Athens Intercontinental Αξιότιμες κυρίες και κύριοι καλησπέρα σας, Χαίρομαι ιδιαίτερα που βρίσκομαι σήμερα εδώ μαζί σας.  Θα ήθελα να πω δύο λόγια  στα ελληνικά και  μετά θα συνεχίσω το υπόλοιπο της ομιλίας μου στα αγγλικά… Αυτή είναι η τρίτη φορά που παρευρίσκομαι σ’ αυτήν την ...
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Reception in honor of Congressional Delegation Alexander, October 16, 2015

Remarks by U.S. Ambassador to Greece, David D. Pearce 16 October 2015 Aboard USS Winston S. Churchill  Ministers, Senators, spouses, Admirals, Generals, distinguished guests.  Good evening.  Thank you, commander, for that kind introduction. My wife Leyla and I are both honored to be with you tonight on board the USS Winston Churchill, and I particularly ...
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20-20 Investment Forum, October 8, 2015

Cotsen Hall, Gennadius Library American School of Classical Studies October 8, 2015 Thank you, Tania, for your kind introduction, and let me add my own welcome to all of the guests here.  I am glad you’ve had the opportunity to come to Athens, and to one of its most magnificent spots: the Gennadius Library at ...
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Secretary Kerry’s Meeting with the Prime Minister of Greece Tsipras and Foreign Minister Kotzias: On the Record Statement by State Department Sp

On the Record Statement by State Department Spokesperson John Kirby   October 1, 2015 Secretary Kerry met with Prime Minister of Greece Tsipras and Foreign Minister Kotzias yesterday in New York. The Secretary reaffirmed the close bilateral relationship between the United States and Greece, a NATO Ally and EU partner. He encouraged Greece to swiftly ...
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Readout of the President’s Call with Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras of Greece, September 24, 2015

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Remarks for the Opening of the James Bond Stockdale commemoration and Ethics Symposium “Entering the World of Epictetus”, September 23, 2015

September 23, 2015 Naval Museum, Zea Harbor Piraeus, Greece Good morning and thank you for that kind introduction. I am delighted that today we have with us, Director of the Hellenic Defense War College Major General Thomaides, Generals and Admirals of the Hellenic Military, and several of my ambassadorial colleagues.  It is an honor for ...
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Readout from a Treasury Spokesperson on Secretary Lew’s Meetings in Europe on Greece (July 16, 2015)

July 16, 2015 FRANKFURT, BERLIN, AND PARIS – U.S. Treasury Secretary Jacob J. Lew today concluded a series of meetings with his European counterparts on the ongoing situation in Greece. This morning in Berlin, Germany, Secretary Lew met with German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schaueble.  This afternoon in Paris, France, the Secretary met with French Finance ...
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Statement by Treasury Secretary Jacob J. Lew on Greece Agreement (July 13, 2015)

7/13/2015 “Today’s agreement between Greece and its creditors is an important step forward. The agreement provides a basis for restoring trust among the parties and creates the conditions for a path forward for Greece within the Eurozone, which is in the best interests of Greece, Europe and the global economy. It underscores Greece’s commitment to ...
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Readout of Secretary Lew’s Call with Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras on the Situation in Greece (July 12, 2015)

WASHINGTON – Secretary Lew spoke by telephone this morning with Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras on the ongoing situation in Greece.  Secretary Lew noted that he is closely monitoring the discussions in Brussels and has been encouraged by reports of some progress, though additional work clearly remains.  He noted that Greece has made substantial movement ...
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Readout of the President’s Call with Chancellor Angela Merkel of Germany (July 7, 2015)

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Readout of the President’s Call with Prime Minister Tsipras of Greece (July 7, 2015)

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Readout of President’s call with President Hollande of France (July 6, 2015)

THE WHITE HOUSE Office of the Press Secretary FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE July 6, 2015 Readout of President’s call with President Hollande of France President Obama spoke this afternoon with President Hollande of France regarding developments in Greece. The two leaders agreed on the importance of finding a path forward that will allow Greece to resume reforms ...
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4th of July Reception: Remarks by U.S. Ambassador David D. Pearce, July 2, 2015

Independence Day Celebration Chief of Mission Residence Thursday, July 2, 2015, 7pm Remarks by U.S. Ambassador David D. Pearce  (as delivered) Αξιότιμες κυρίες και κύριοι, καλησπέρα σας, Σας ευχαριστώ θερμά που ήρθατε απόψε εδώ στο Jefferson House για να γιορτάσουμε και φέτος όλοι μαζί την Ημέρα της Ανεξαρτησίας των Ηνωμένων Πολιτειών. Thank you, Mary, and ...
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Readout of the President’s Call with Prime Minister Matteo Renzi of Italy (July 1, 2015)

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Readout of the President’s Call with President Francois Hollande of France (June 29, 2015)

THE WHITE HOUSE Office of the Press Secretary FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE June 29, 2015 Readout of the President’s Call with President Francois Hollande of France The President spoke today with President Hollande of France regarding developments in Greece.  The two leaders agreed on the importance of restarting work to reach agreement on a package of ...
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Fulbright Awards Ceremony: Welcome Remarks by Ambassador David D. Pearce, June 24, 2015

Good evening, and thank you, Artemis, for that kind introduction. Minister Fotakis, Artemis, members of the Fulbright Board and staff, Fulbright scholars and students, family members of students, distinguished guests, it is my pleasure to welcome you here to the Jefferson House to celebrate both a great program and all those who support and participate ...
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Readout from a Treasury Spokesperson of Secretary Lew’s Call Today with Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras (June 22, 2015)

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Readout from a Treasury Spokesperson of Secretary Lew’s Call Today with Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras (June 16, 2015)

June 16, 2015 U.S. Treasury Secretary Jacob J. Lew spoke by phone with Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras this afternoon.  Secretary Lew reiterated that the Treasury Department remains engaged with all sides regarding the evolving situation in Greece.  Secretary Lew underscored the urgency of Greece making a serious move to reach a pragmatic compromise with ...
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Readout from a Treasury Spokesperson of Secretary Lew’s Call Today with Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras, May 27, 2015

May 27, 2015 U.S. Treasury Secretary Jacob J. Lew spoke by phone with Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras this morning.  Secretary Lew noted that the Treasury Department continues to monitor the evolving situation in Greece closely.  Secretary Lew also emphasized that the Treasury remains engaged with all parties involved – including Greece, its European partners, ...
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American Hellenic Institute Awards Dinner: Remarks by U.S. Ambassador David D. Pearce, May 27, 2015

American Hellenic Institute Awards Dinner U.S. Ambassador David D. Pearce U.S.-Greek Ties Grande Bretagne Hotel Wednesday, May 27, 2014 9:00 p.m. Αξιότιμες κυρίες και κύριοι, καλησπέρα σας, Είναι τιμή για μένα να βρίσκομαι εδώ σήμερα στην τελετή απονομής βραβείου γιά τον κύριο Κωνσταντίνο Γαλάνη, και γιά τα Σχολεία Αμερικανικής Παροικίας Αθηνών. Σας ευχαριστώ θερμά για ...
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Reception onboard USS McFaul: Welcome Remarks by U.S. Ambassador David D. Pearce, May 15, 2015

May 15, 2015; 19:00 Welcome Remarks by U.S. Ambassador David D. Pearce (as prepared) Vice ADM Dimitriou, Mr. Mayor, Mr. Governor and other distinguished guests, it is an honor to be with you tonight on board the U.S.S. McFaul. Commanding officer Gunther we thank you for your hospitality this evening as we celebrate Armed Forces ...
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Reception at Residence of U.S. Ambassador in honor of Special Olympics World Games Los Angeles 2015: Remarks by U.S. Ambassador David D. Pearce, May 1

May 14, 2015; 14:30-16:00 Remarks by U.S. Ambassador David D. Pearce (as prepared) Distinguished guests, it is an honor for me and my wife, Leyla, to welcome you to our home today.  I’m so proud to celebrate the Special Olympics movement and the ideals of understanding, respect and achievement that the movement promotes throughout the ...
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President Obama on Austerity Programs (January 31, 2015)

During President Barack Obama’s interview with CNN’s Fareed Zakaria, he discussed Greece, saying “Fiscal prudence is important, structural reforms are necessary in many of these countries. But what we’ve learned in the U.S. experience… is that the best way to reduce deficits and to restore fiscal soundness is to grow.  And when you have an ...
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Vasilopita Cutting with the American-Hellenic Chamber of Commerce, January 22, 2015

Thursday, January 22, 2015 Intercontinental Hotel (As Prepared) Αξιότιμες κυρίες και κύριοι καλησπέρα σας! Σας ευχαριστώ θερμά για την πρόσκληση που μου κάνατε να παραστώ απόψε εδω στην κοπή της ετήσιας πίτας. Είναι μεγάλη μου τιμή! Thank you for having me here again this year to cut the Vasilopita with you.  What I like best ...
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Conference on the Greek Economy, December 1, 2014

Remarks  by United States Ambassador David D. Pearce American-Hellenic Chamber of Commerce Intercontinental Hotel (As prepared) Αξιότιμε κύριε πρωθυπουργέ, κύριοι υπουργοί, αξιότιμα μέλη της Βουλής, αξιότιμες κυρίες και κύριοι, καλησπέρα σας.  I’m delighted to be back with you this year for the 25thannual conference on the Greek economy. After several years in crisis, the Greek economy ...
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UTech Lab Grand Opening: Remarks by the Ambassador (Nov.26, 2014)

UTech Lab Grand Opening Eugenides Foundation Wednesday, November 26, 2014, 7pm (as prepared) Αγαπητές φίλες και φίλοι… President Demetriades-Eugenides, Eugenides Foundation members and staff, educators and friends of education, I’m honored to celebrate with you the opening of the UTech Lab. It was one of the greats of American history, Ben Franklin, who said, “tell ...
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Marshall Center Border Protection Conference (September 23, 2014)

Welcome Remarks by Ambassador David D. Pearce September 23, 2014 (as prepared)  Ambassador Schoof, esteemed colleagues and guests, It’s a great honor to be with you today to open this conference on border protection.  The issues you will discuss over the next few days – illicit migration, trafficking in persons, and terrorist networks – are some ...
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Independence Day Celebration: Remarks by Ambassador David D. Pearce (July 2, 2014)

Independence Day Celebration Chief of Mission Residence Wednesday, July 2, 2014, 7pm Remarks by Ambassador David D. Pearce (as prepared) Please join me in another round of applause for Lisa, Emily, and George.  Mr. Deputy Prime Minister, members of the cabinet, Excellencies, friends, thank you all for coming this evening to share in our celebration ...
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ACS Commencment Speech by Ambassador David D. Pearce, June 18, 2014

American Community School Commencement ACS GymnasiumRemarks by U.S. Ambassador David D Pearce June 18, 2014, 7:00 pm Dr. Gialamas, faculty and staff, family and friends, students, thank you for having me here this evening.  Members of the class of 2014: congratulations! And congratulations too to all the moms and dads, the grandparents, the uncles and ...
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Fulbright Awards Ceremony Reception, June 12, 2014

Chief of Mission Residence Thursday, June 12, 2014, 7pm  (as prepared) Αγαπητές φίλες και φίλοι, Χαίρομαι πολύ που είμαστε όλοι εδώ απόψε στο Jefferson House .  Δεν θα σας κουράσω πολύ.  Θα ήθελα να πω μόνο δύο λόγια στα ελληνικά, αν μου επιτρέπετε…. Ενα μεγάλο ευχαριστώ σε όλους σας για τη θαυμάσια δουλειά που κάνετε ...
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Massive Open Online Course: Meetup Remarks by U.S. Ambassador David D. Pearce (June 11, 2014)

Stoa of Attalos Wednesday, June 11, 2014 (as prepared) Αξιότιμες κυρίες και κύριοι, καλησπέρα σας, Με μεγάλη μου χαρά σας καλωσορίζω στην εκδήλωση της Αμερικανικής Πρεσβείας για το ελληνικό Massive Open Online Course: δηλαδή, το Μαζικό, Ανοικτό, Διαδικτυακό Μάθημα με θέμα την επιχειρηματικότητα. Είμαι ιδιαίτερα ευτυχής που αυτή η εκδήλωση γίνεται σήμερα εδώ στην Στοά ...
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Remarks by Paul “Chip Jaenichen, Acting Maritime Administrator: Opening Ceremonies, Posidonia International Shipping Exhibition, June 2, 2014

Remarks by Paul “Chip” Jaenichen Acting Maritime Administrator Opening Ceremonies Posidonia International Shipping Exhibition Athens, Greece June 2, 2014 (as prepared)  Good evening! Καλησπέρα! On behalf of the Obama Administration, Secretary Foxx and the United States Department of Transportation, I am honored to join you here today… To begin, I want to thank Prime Minister ...
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American Hellenic Institute Awards Dinner (May 14, 2014)

American Hellenic Institute Awards Dinner Grande Bretagne Hotel Wednesday, May 14, 2014  (as prepared) Αξιότιμες κυρίες και κύριοι  καλησπέρα σας,Είναι τιμή για μένα να βρίσκομαι εδώ σήμερα στην τελετή απονομής βραβείου γιά έναν διακεκριμένο επιχειρηματία, τον «Καπετάνιο»,  κύριο Παναγιώτη Τσάκο. Σας ευχαριστώ θερμά για την ευγενική σας πρόσκληση.  Ladies and gentlemen, good evening.  It’s great to ...
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Reception in Honor of U.S. Participation in eHealth Forum 2014 (May 13, 2014)

Ambassador’s Remarks Reception in Honor of U.S. Participation in eHealth Forum 2014 May 13, 2014 (as prepared) Αξιότιμες κυρίες και κύριοι καλησπέρα σας, Η παρουσία σας  απόψε εδώ στο Jefferson House, είναι μεγάλη τιμή για εμάς και σας καλωσορίζω σ’ αυτήν την δεξίωση, προς τιμήν των αμερικανικών εταιριών που συμμετέχουν στο συνέδριο e-Health Forum. Minister ...
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U.S.-European Alliance: Future Challenges (04/11/2014)

Greek Association for Atlantic and European Cooperation Friday, April 11, 2014, 11:30am Αξιότιμες Κυρίες και Κύριοι καλημέρα σας, Χαίρομαι ιδιαίτερα που μου δίνεται σήμερα  η ευκαιρία να συζητήσω  μαζί σας τις απόψεις των ΗΠΑ σχετικά  με τις προκλήσεις που αντιμετωπίζει σήμερα η Βόρειο-Ατλαντική Συμμαχία. Σας ευχαριστώ θερμά για την ευγενική σας πρόσκληση!  Good morning.  It’s ...
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“Meeting Future Challenges,” Exposec/Defense World/AmCham Conference (04/07/2014)

Αξιότιμες κυρίες και κύριοι καλημέρα σας, Καταρχάς, θα ήθελα να σας ευχαριστήσω για την τιμή και την πρόσκληση που μου κάνατε να παρευρεθώ κι εγώ στο συνέδριο /και να συζητήσω μαζί σας τις απόψεις της χώρας μου σε θέματα που αφορούν την Άμυνα και την Ασφάλεια. Είμαι σίγουρος  ότι στο τέλος του συνεδρίου, μέσα απο ...
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Truman Statue Wreath Laying (04/07/2014)

Truman Statue Monday, April 7, 2014 (as prepared) Thank you all for coming to honor the memory of our 33rd President, Harry S Truman.  Standing here today in 2014, I want to repeat what President John F. Kennedy said in 1963 when he came to Greece and dedicated this statue.  He said “I hope this ...
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Ambassador Pearce Speaks at U.S.S. George H. W. Bush Aircraft Carrier Piraeus Port Visit Reception (03/05/2014)

Speech by Ambassador David D. Pearce Wednesday, March 5, 2014, 7:30pm Αξιότιμες Κυρίες και Κύριοι,  Καλησπέρα σας! Τι υπέροχη βραδιά απόψε! Αισθάνομαι πολύ χαρούμενος που έχω την ευκαιρία να απευθυνθώ σε ένα τόσο εκλεκτό ακροατήριο, όπως είστε εσείς. Κατ’ αρχάς, θα θέλαμε να ευχαριστήσουμε την ελληνική κυβέρνηση για την παροχή στήριξης και βοήθειας, και πιο ...
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Transatlantic Security: The U.S. and European Partnership To the Hellenic National Defense College (02/24/2014)

Monday, February 24, 2014, 11am Αξιότιμες Κυρίες και Κύριοι, καλημέρα σας! Επιτρέψτε μου κατ’ αρχάς,  να σας ευχαριστήσω θερμά γιά την ευγενική σας πρόσκληση,  καθώς και για την τιμή που μου κάνατε να μιλήσω σήμερα εδώ, στη Σχολή Εθνικής  Άμυνας. Πράγματι,  είναι μια εξαιρετική ευκαιρία για μένα να συζητήσω απευθείας μαζί σας τον ρόλο των ...
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Transcript of Statement by Assistant Secretary of State For European and Eurasian Affairs Victoria Nuland, Delivered at the Greek Foreign Ministry Feb

NULAND:  Good afternoon everybody.  I am delighted to be back in Greece, the cradle of democracy.  We’ve had a very good day.  I had the chance for a long discussion with the Prime Minister. I had a long discussion with the U.S. business community here in Greece. We had a terrific visit to the Microsoft ...
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Combating Discrimination, Violence, and Intolerance Based on Religion and National Origin Conference (01/28/2014)

Jointly hosted by DRL, DOJ, and DHS Divani Caravel Hotel Tuesday, January 28, 9:00am Good morning.  I am happy to see so many people here, and that we have people from civil society groups and government agencies. The point of this conference is to discuss ways to build a more inclusive, more tolerant, and more ...
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Vasilopita Cutting With the American-Hellenic Chamber of Commerce (01/27/2014)

Athenaeum InterContinental Hotel Monday, January 27, 7:45pm Καλησπέρα σας!  Σας ευχαριστώ για την πρόσκληση.  Χαίρομαι που είμαι εδώ να γιορτάσω μαζί σας. It’s an honor to join you for the annual cutting of the Vasilopita.  On behalf of the millions of Greek-Americans back in the U.S. who are carrying on this tradition in their own ...
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Ambassador Pearce Addresses AHI Reception (12/10/2013)

Χαίρετε!  Κυρίες και κύριοι, καλησπέρα σας. Είναι τιμή μου να σας μιλήσω για τις σχέσεις μεταξύ των λαών μας.  Thank you for that kind introduction.  I am very honored to be here with such a distinguished group of Greeks and Americans.  This is my chance to introduce myself to one of the most important groups ...
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U.S. Ambassador David Pearce Highlights Strong U.S.-Greece Ties During Visit To Northern Greece

U.S. Ambassador David Pearce’s visit to northern Greece November 25-26 highlighted the enduring commitment of the United States to the region and reiterated the strong ties between the Greek and American people. In meetings with the Minister of Macedonia and Thrace and the Mayor of Thessaloniki, the Ambassador discussed the unique challenges regional and government ...
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