The American President’s visit to Greece on the 14th -15th November to Athens has been confirmed by high ranking IBNA sources in Washington.
The Barack Obama visit to take place on the 14-15 November, unless unforeseen circumstanc arise, a week after the US Presidential election, is of major importance for the Greek Government, as it will show support as promised by the American Vice President Joe Biden in a meeting with the Greek Prime Minister in New York on the sidelines of the 71st UN General Assembly.
On the US President’s agenda there will be discussions on the migration and refugee crisis, security and stability in the region, energy and plans for the extraction and disposal of the Eastern Mediterranean hydrocarbons, as well as talks concerning the Cyprus Problem, as the US seek a solution.
Barack Obama, according to information from the American capital, will intervene on the issue of Greece’s debt, sending a loud message to the German Government and will send an invitation to American businessmen to invest in Greece, supporting substantial efforts of the Greek government to pass from recession to growth.
Although essentially with the election of a new President on November 8th, 2016, Barack Obama will not play an essential role in US policy, it is, however, possible that in the eventual election of Hillary Clinton to the presidency there will be a continuation of the Obama policy.
So far, it has not been confirmed that the visit to Athens will follow a visit to Ankara by the US President, which can also be interpreted as a message to the Turkish President and the move he is making towards Russia as well as the fact he is playing a very dangerous and difficult game with Syria and the wider region to win energy resources.
The US believes that what is taking place in Greece, is of interest and of great importance and believes that Greece has a key role in the geostrategic design of America on the security and stability of the region.
The development of tripartite relations between Greece and Cyprus with Israel and Egypt, have the support of the US, while nobody is ignoring the role played by the US in the development of relations between Greece and Bulgaria and Greece with the other Balkan countries.
Although the US has been slow in expressing their support to Greece and the importance the country has for them, it is never too late, especially now when it is clear that support will enhance the efforts of the Greek Prime Minister and the Greek Government. At least this is what the Greek Prime Minister hopes, as this will alter circumstances bot at home and abroad for Greece./IBNA