"The United States - and all of Western civilization - has been profoundly shaped by the extraordinary achievements of the Greek people, stretching all the way back to ancient times," US President Donald Trump said on Monday, speaking at the annual celebration of Greece's independence from Ottoman rule at the White House.
The presence of the Greek-American community is an intrinsic factor in any equation that concerns Greece. The power of the diaspora - which is sometimes evident publicly and officially and, at others, discreetly - should not be discounted by any party who poses a direct or indirect threat to Greece or Cyprus.
Erath traveled here with Director for European Affairs at National Security Council William Berkley.
U.S. President Donald Trump has nominated David Satterfield to be the country's next ambassador to Turkey, the White House said on Feb. 15.