Greece’s new ambassador to the United States, Alexandra Papadopoulou, presented her credentials to United States President Donald Trump at the White House οn Thursday.
The former head of the diplomatic bureau of Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis is the first woman to be placed in charge of Greece’s diplomatic representation in the US capital.
The Athens Macedonia News Agency (AMNA) reports that President Trump spoke in the warmest terms about Prime Minister Mitsotakis’ recent visit to the United States when accepting the new ambassador’s credentials.
The American President reportedly described Mitsotakis as an outstanding leader who has contributed substantially to accelerating Greek growth rates through needed reforms.
The US president referred to the excellent, exceptionally strong historic relationship between the two countries, which has been reinforced by recent positive developments in military, economic and strategic affairs.
Finally, Trump praised Greece’s role as a pillar of stability in the Eastern Mediterranean, expressed his strong support for the developing Greece-Israel-Cyprus relationship, and noted that the recently-ratified US-Greek Mutual Defense Cooperation Agreement confirms the commitment to a stronger security relationship between the two nations.