Statement by NSC Spokesperson Emily Horne on National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan’s call with National Security Advisor Thanos Dokos of Greece

National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan spoke today with Dr. Thanos Dokos, National Security Advisor of Greece. Mr. Sullivan welcomed the strong relationship between our countries, including our growing defense cooperation, and conveyed the Biden Administration’s commitment to further deepening these ties. They discussed the importance of stability in the Eastern Mediterranean. Mr. Sullivan welcomed the resumption of dialogue between Greece and Turkey, and he pledged continued U.S. support for UN-facilitated efforts to reunify Cyprus as a bizonal, bicommunal federation. They also discussed the importance of countering harmful influence in the region, as Mr. Sullivan welcomed Greece’s recent efforts to secure its critical telecommunications and energy infrastructure. They agreed to remain in touch on shared interests, underscoring the importance of regional cooperation.