The Minister of National Defence Evangelos Apostolakis met with a delegation of the American Hellenic Institute-AHI, headed by its President Mr. Nick Larigakis, in his office, on Monday, 6 May 2019. During the meeting they discussed topics of mutual interest.
The Minister of National Defence in his intervention:
- Highlighted the important role that the Greek community in the USA plays, for the development of the bilateral relations and for the promotion of the national positions.
- Described the security environment in the wider area of national interest.
- Referred to the implementation of a wide spectrum of international defence diplomacy activities by the Greek side. In this context, the Minister of National Defence stressed the constantly excellent relations of Greece and USA, as they are confirmed by the existent Strategic Dialogue of Greece-USA, as well as by the broad bilateral military cooperation.
- Noted Turkey’s conduct of violations in the Aegean Sea and the Eastern Mediterranean.
After the meeting, the Minister of National Defence presented the President of AHI, Mr. Nick Larigakis, with the Commendation Medal for Merit and Honour, as an acknowledgement of his action for the benefit of the Hellenic Armed Forces. The presentation was attended by the Alternate Minister of National Defence Panos Rigas, the Chief of Hellenic National Defence General Staff, General Christos Christodoulou, the Chief of Hellenic Navy General Staff, Vice Admiral Nikolaos Tsounis, the Chief of Hellenic Army General Staff, Lieutenant General Georgios Kampas and the Chief of Hellenic Air Force General Staff Lieutenant General Georgios Blioumis.