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The Minister of defence of Greece Panos Kammenos urged the US to expand bilateral cooperation Athens and Washington in the security sphere and to increase its military presence in the country. This writes the newspaper Ekathimerini.
In particular, it is suggested to create military facilities not only in the Bay Court, but in the towns of Larissa, Volos and Alexandroupolis. “I want to confirm that Greece considers the United States a strategic partner and ally. Dare I say, the only ally” — said Kammenos in a meeting with his us counterpart James Mattis at the Pentagon.
Relations of Greece and Russia have deteriorated amid the expulsion of Athens in July, the two diplomats. They were accused of meddling in the internal Affairs of the state and illegal actions against national security of the country. Also, the Greek foreign Ministry accused the Russian colleagues in the “constant disrespect”.
Moscow took the mirror measures in Athens was called the move “arbitrary and vindictive”.
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