“Greek-US relations are at their peak, but not at the top” said US Ambassador Jeffrey Payat, citing a senior Washington official who participated in the two countries’ 3rd Strategic Dialogue. This means, as he explained, that there is a clear sense on both sides that we are in a very positive moment in terms of the relationship, but also that we have a very ambitious vision for the future.
Briefing reporters about the results of the 3rd Strategic Dialogue and the Amendment of the Greece-US Defense Agreement that took place last week in Washington, Jeffrey Payat said it was the most intensive week of talks between the two governments since the beginning of the government Biden and he underlined that it was the first opportunity to inform the US about how much Greece has changed, but also about the opportunities that Greece offers for the US and its policy.
In addition, the American ambassador referred to the “fantastic success of the tourism economy”, noting that on his return from the United States on an American Airlines flight, all seats on the plane were full of tourists. He said he was glad to hear the tourists upon their arrival in Greece: “Look at the sky. We already love Greece. It is fantastic”.