Ambassador Pyatt’s Remarks at 2021 AMVER Awards

Ambassador Pyatt: "This year, Greek shipping continues its impressive streak of leading the world in AMVER awards.  In 2021, over 2,000 Greek vessels from more than 250 companies participated in the program.  These vessels were part of some two dozen different rescue missions during which they saved over 500 lives.  That astonishing figure underscores the ... Read More»

Ambassador Pyatt’s Remarks at Signing of U.S.-Hellenic Coast Guard MOU

Ambassador Pyatt: "The cooperation between our two countries helps to reinforce the credibility and capabilities of our Alliance in a neighborhood that is not always friendly, and in a region where Greece has come to be seen by all as a pillar of stability, a reliable NATO Ally, a net provider of security, and a ... Read More»

Ambassador Pyatt’s Keynote Remarks at The 32nd Greek Economic Summit, and Fireside Chat with Nikolaos Bakatselos, President AMCHAM

Ambassador Pyatt: "I want to underline that a stronger and more prosperous Greece is not just in America’s interests.  Whether it’s redrawing the energy map of southeast Europe, diversifying energy sources and routes, or taking advantage of the Balkan market and transforming Greece into a key digital hub for this region, incentivizing the crucially needed ... Read More»

Ambassador Pyatt’s Remarks at Atlantic Resolve Distinguished Visitors Day

Ambassador Pyatt: "So as we approach the end of a remarkable year of growth in our bilateral cooperation, as we mark the 200th anniversary of the Greek War of Independence and our country's shared commitment to a safer, more democratic and more prosperous world, I want to thank the Greek government for its steadfast commitment ... Read More»

Ambassador Pyatt’s Fireside Chat with Athanasios Ellis, Editor in Chief, Kathimerini English Edition

Ambassador Pyatt: "The fact that there has been so much continuity in U.S. policy towards Greece through this period of very different governments in the United States, tells you a lot about how our interests have come to converge, but also the enduring U.S. commitment to our presence in southeastern Europe, to our relationship with ... Read More»

Ambassador Pyatt’s Remarks at Signing Ceremony of the U.S.-Greece Mutual Defense Cooperation Agreement (MDCA) Implementing Arrangement

Ambassador Pyatt: "I also want to say a huge thank you, with your presence sir, both to Captain Biery and to Colonel MacDonald, for all of the work that they and their teams have put into building this relationship and specifically concluding the negotiations on the expanded Mutual Defense Cooperation Agreement (MDCA) and this implementing ... Read More»

Ambassador Pyatt’s Remarks at the Hellenic American Chamber of Commerce HealthWorld Conference 2021

Ambassador Pyatt: "As Greece continues to distinguish itself as a forward-leaning, innovation- and investment-friendly market for healthcare companies, I know that more of America’s leading pharmaceutical, medical device, and technology companies will take notice and begin to call Greece home, just as Pfizer has done with its significant new investment in Thessaloniki." Read More»

Ambassador Pyatt in Conversation with Alexia Tasouli, Diplomatic Correspondent, Open TV

Ambassador Pyatt: "What’s changed most importantly is Greece’s emergence from a very severe economic crisis.  The confidence that I see today in Greek entrepreneurs and Greek young people simply wasn’t there five years ago.  That is a hugely valuable commodity.  You want to hold on to it. " Read More»

Ambassador Pyatt’s SKAI TV Interview with Apostolos Mangiriadis

Ambassador Pyatt: "Greece has become one of our closest allies in Europe.  It’s a country that shares perspectives with the United States on so many issues.  We haven’t even talked yet about the bicentennial or democracy.  We have the Democracy Summit coming up where Greece will play a foundational role given the debt that we ... Read More»

Ambassador Pyatt’s Podcast Interview on The Greek Current with Thanos Davelis

Ambassador Pyatt: "This is an incredibly exciting time in U.S.-Greece relations because of the sense that we have the wind at our back.  As one of my senior interagency colleagues said in the Strategic Dialogue last week, our relationship is at a peak, but it is not at the summit.  That is, we have achieved ... Read More»

Ambassador Pyatt’s On the Record Briefing with Greek Journalists following the 3rd U.S.-Greece Strategic Dialogue

Ambassador’s Residence, Athens, Greece October 18, 2021 Ambassador Pyatt:  Thanks everybody for joining us this afternoon.  I’m glad I brought the good weather back from Washington, DC.  I gather I missed a little bit of excitement on Thursday. I’m going to keep these opening remarks relatively short so we can have a good, thorough conversation.  And what I would ... Read More»

Joint Statement on Third United States – Greece Strategic Dialogue 

The Governments of the United States and Greece held the third United States – Greece Strategic Dialogue in Washington, DC on October 14, 2021. Greek Minister of Foreign Affairs Nikos Dendias and U.S. Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken launched the Strategic Dialogue, which included high-level interagency representation from both countries. Read More»

STATEMENT BY SECRETARY ANTONY J. BLINKEN: Signing of Protocol of Amendment to the Mutual Defense Cooperation Agreement with Greece

Secretary Anthony J. Blinken: "Alongside Greek Foreign Minister Nikos Dendias, today I signed an amendment to the U.S.-Greece Mutual Defense Cooperation Agreement (MDCA).  The MDCA is the bedrock of our defense cooperation and has helped strengthen our common defense for more than three decades.  This second amendment to the MDCA in as many years demonstrates ... Read More»

Secretary Blinken’s Meeting with Greek Foreign Minister Dendias

Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken met with Greek Foreign Minister Nikos Dendias today in Washington on the occasion of the third U.S. – Greece Strategic Dialogue.  Secretary Blinken and Foreign Minister Dendias celebrated the growing and enduring strength of U.S. – Greece relations and the 200th year of Greek independence.  The Secretary and the Foreign ... Read More»

Secretary Antony J. Blinken with Greek Foreign Minister Nikos Dendias for the U.S.-Greece Strategic Dialogue

Secretary Anthony J. Blinken: "I’m particularly delighted that today, the foreign minister and I will sign an amendment to the Mutual Defense Cooperation Agreement between our countries, two proud, strong NATO Allies, both deeply committed to our Alliance.  This update will allow the agreement to remain in force indefinitely, and it enables U.S. forces in ... Read More»
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