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The Wall Street Journal reported that Greece, which has been struggling for a long time, has become an unexpected bright spot on Washington’s complicated European map for the United States and its allies in neighboring countries.

Liquefied natural gas shipped from the United States is unloaded in a huge new storage tank near Athens. In the past three years, US high-tech companies such as Microsoft, Pfizer, Tesla, and Amazon have opened or announced local investments and entered a market that has long been ignored by US companies. Relations with Turkey have deteriorated, and Greece has become a new hub for the Pentagon to mobilize troops through the Balkans and the Black Sea. Athens and Washington expanded their mutual defense agreement in October, making the agreement open and ending the long-term annual renewal requirement.

The warming relationship is worth noting because they started under the ultra-left-led Greek alliance about five years ago and accelerated under the current center-right government. In the United States, Greece has won bipartisan support through the Biden, Trump, and Obama administrations. Today, Prime Minister Kiriakos Mizotakis supports the US position on the Russian issue, getting rid of Athens’s long-standing open attitude towards Moscow, and making Greece less welcome to Chinese companies. Mr. Keith also assisted Washington in promoting stability in the Eastern Mediterranean by strengthening ties with Israel, Egypt, Lebanon, and other Middle Eastern countries.

 

 

 

 

With information from: https://www.wsj.com/articles/u-s-sees-new-bright-spot-in-europe-greece-11640260804?st=ycz34aqzfnnaak9&reflink=desktopwebshare_permalink

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