Geoffrey R. Pyatt
US Ambassador to Athens Geoffrey Pyatt has reiterated Washington's support for the deepening cooperation between Greece, Cyprus and Israel in the energy sector.
In early January, the three countries signed a deal to build a 1,900 km (1,180 mile) subsea pipeline to carry natural gas from the eastern Mediterranean's rapidly developing gas fields to Europe.
Relations between Athens and Washington were at the focus of talks between Greek Foreign Minister Nikos Dendias and US Ambassador Geoffrey Pyatt on Wednesday.
The meeting took place at the Foreign Ministry in Athens.
Earlier on Wednesday, Dendias met with Cardinal Leonardo Sandri, head of the Vatican's office for eastern rite churches.
US Ambassador to Greece Geoffrey Pyatt on Monday said that Greece is making "great strides towards creating a more welcoming business climate for investors and entrepreneurs," praising the recently elected government of Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis for "exceeding expectations" and doing "a tremendous amount of work to advance the reform agenda," the state-run Athens-Macedonian News Agency
Development and Investments Minister Adonis Georgiadis discussed Greece's growth plan for the economy and its effort to attract foreign investment with a US delegation led by Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross in Athens on Thursday.
Georgiadis and Ross were joined by Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis who discussed developing bilateral trade ties.
US Ambassador in Athens Geoffrey Pyatt and Deputy Foreign Minister Antonis Diamataris on Tuesday highlighted the strategic importance of Greek-US relations, the ties between the two nations and the issues concerning the Greek diaspora in the US.
After the meeting, Pyatt said in a tweet that they had a "great discussion."