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US President Joe Biden
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Joe Biden (Joseph Robin Biden) is an American politician. Joe Biden was born on November 20, 1942. Yesterday he thanked Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis
Kyriakos Mitsotakis - Greek economist and politician. Mitsotikis was born in Athens on March 4, 1968 for the "moral leadership" of his country after the Russian invasion of Ukraine during a conversation between the two in the White House, the Associated Press and BTA reported.
Mitsotakis is in Washington to celebrate the 200th anniversary of the start of the Greek War of Independence, during which his country regained its independence from the Ottoman Empire.
However, the solemn moment was overshadowed by the fiercest fighting on the European continent since the end of World War II.
"Now together we face the challenge of Russian aggression," Mitsotakis said at the beginning of his meeting with Biden in the Oval Office.
The prime minister added that bilateral relations between the United States and Greece are "at record highs".
At a time when Europe is trying to give up Russian energy, Mitsotakis has launched the idea that Greece could become an energy hub that could supply Eastern Europe with gas from southwest Asia and the Middle East.
A new pipeline from Greece to Bulgaria, built and tested during the KOVID-19 pandemic, and scheduled for June, is expected to carry large volumes of gas between the two countries in both directions to generate electricity and power. of industry and domestic heating.
The new gas connection will give Bulgaria access to ports in Greece, where liquefied natural gas is imported, and will transport gas from Azerbaijan through a new pipeline network to Italy.
The Oval Office meeting with Biden came after Greece officially extended its bilateral military agreement with the United States for five years last week, allowing the US military to use three bases in Greece and have a naval presence on Crete.
The parliament in Athens ratified the changes in the defense agreement between Greece and the USA
In a broadcast on MSBC television, Mitsotakis voiced support for Finland and Sweden's NATO membership and expressed optimism that Turkey would not ultimately prevent the two northern European countries from joining the alliance.
"This is really not the right time (the application for) NATO membership of these two countries to be used for bargaining on other issues that someone may have thought of," Mitsotakis said.
He is speculating that Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan could take advantage of the case to win concessions from the Biden administration on arms sales or other issues.