East Med Act a milestone in US foreign policy

The Eastern Mediterranean Security and Energy Partnership Act is a "historic, truly transformational development," which places Greece, Cyprus and Israel on the front line of American policy in the Eastern Mediterranean.

In an interview with Kathimerini, American Jewish Committee (AJC) CEO David Harris and Hellenic American Leadership Council (HALC) Executive Director Endy Zemenides note the act's importance in providing an institutional framework for significant developments in the region, namely the energy and security cooperation between the three countries.

Even as they stress that the legislation, which US President Donald Trump signed into law last week, is not aimed against Ankara, they note that in Congress "both Democrats and Republicans realize we can't rely today on Turkey in the Eastern Mediterranean." And even as they agree that each of its provisions...

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