“The US realizes who is the reliable regional player,” Foreign Minister Giorgos Gerapetritis said on Saturday in an interview with the Skai TV, referring to today’s meeting between the Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis and the US Secretary of State Anthony Blinken in Chania, Crete.
He said that it is only a matter of time before Greece joins the F-35 program and emphasized that Greek-US relations “have reached their peak.”
As he pointed out, the discussion between Mitsotakis and Blinken, in the afternoon, will move on two axes: international developments regarding the two wars in our neighborhood. In both cases, he noted, there is a serious risk of hostilities expanding, especially in the Middle East. Discussions will also focus on bilateral relations, especially on energy and defense cooperation issues, including the supply of F-35s.
“Greece in the last five years has followed a policy of strengthening its armed forces. The country is gaining a special weight, the upgrading of the armed forces is an important issue,” he underlined, adding that the issue of the F-35 will also be raised in the meeting with Blinken and estimated that there will be positive developments.