Greece–United States relations
In 2021, the annual conference of the American Hellenic Educational Progressive Association (AHEPA), which will be attended by thousands of members, will take place in Athens instead of the United States, as part of its support for the recovery of the Greek economy and the promotion of a positive narrative for the country in the wake of the 10-year crisis.
US Ambassador to Greece Geoffrey Pyatt heralds deepening defense ties between the two countries, adding that changes to the Mutual Defense Cooperation Agreement between the two allies are already under discussion and that the United States is seeking ways to utilize more military facilities in Greece.
The significant role played by the Greek diaspora in the US was highlighted on Monday during a meeting in Athens between Defense Minister Evangelos Apostolakis and American Hellenic Institute (AHI) President Nick Larigakis.
The meeting between the two officials, who also discussed regional security and Turkey's recent behavior, comes at a time of deepening Greek-US ties.
After the adventures, contradictions and hyperbole of the past - even the dangerous recklessness of certain politicians gripped by delusions - the overwhelming majority of Greece's political parties (all of whom have either exercised power or may be called to do so soon) appear to agree on the basic parameters of the country's foreign policy.