Greece: Mitsotakis meets with US Energy Minister

Greece: Mitsotakis meets with US Energy Minister

Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis met with US Secretary of Energy Dan Brouillette on Thursday at the Maximos Mansion, continuing to break protocol and meeting with ministers, in addition to heads of state.

The Athens-Washington energy cooperation was at the epicenter of talks, one of the six priority areas of the Greece-US Strategic Dialogue. The cooperation of the two countries in the field of energy is constantly strengthened and, in addition to the bilateral dimension, it is also receiving regional extensions with our country transforming into a strong energy hub in the wider region, government sources claim.

Talks also focused on the prospect of further strengthening US investment in Greece in the energy sector, taking into account the the Greek government’s initiatives to continuously improve the investment climate in the country. A comprehensive agreement was reached between the two sides on the continuation and deepening of Greek-US cooperation, as the two countries share a common vision for peace, stability and development in the wider region, according to government sources.

The meeting was attended by the Minister of Environment and Energy Kostis Hatzidakis, Secretary General of Energy and Mineral Resources Alexandra Sdoukou and the Director of the Diplomatic Office of the Prime Minister, Ambassador Eleni Sourani.

The US delegation comprised Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for the Office of International Affairs at the Energy Department Matthew Zais, US Ambassador to Greece Geoffrey Pyatt and Economic Counselor of the US Embassy in Athens Chip Laitinen. /ibna