The U.S. Embassy in Greece welcomed two delegations of members of the U.S. Congress this week, led by Congressman Gus Bilirakis and Congressman Paul Cook respectively.
The congressional delegation visits are part of a series of high-level exchanges between the United States and Greece that strengthen the bilateral relationship with a key ally in an important region. The visits support Greece’s efforts to emerge from its economic crisis stronger and playing a stabilizing role in the region.
As part of this opportunity to strengthen the partnership between the United States and Greece, the congressional delegations discussed energy exploration, defense cooperation, regional security, economic recovery, tourism, and trade opportunities with a range of Greek officials, including Prime Minister Samaras.
One delegation comprised Congressman Gus Bilirakis (R-FL), Congresswoman Michele Bachmann (R-MN), Congressman Jack Kingston (R-GA), and Congressman Gregory Meeks (D-NY), while the other delegation comprised Congressman Paul Cook (R – CA) and Congresswoman Loretta Sanchez (D-CA).