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Greece, US Sign of Mutual Defense & Cooperation Agreement

October 14, 2021

WASHINGTON — Greek Foreign Affairs Minister Nikos Dendias and US State Secretary Antony Blinken signed the five-year upgraded renewal of the two countries’ Mutual Defense & Cooperation Agreement (MDCA) on Thursday.

Secretary of State Antony Blinken speaks as as he attends an event with Greece’s Foreign Minister Nikos Dendias at the State Department in Washington, Thursday, Oct. 14, 2021. (Jonathan Ernst/Pool via AP)

The two ministers signed the MDCA in a special ceremony at the Benjamin Franklin diplomatic reception room in the Harry S. Truman Federal Building, at the headquarters of the Department of State.

The five-year renewal will allow Washington to invest in Greece strategically and geopolitically, said Greek diplomatic sources.

Secretary of State Antony Blinken and Greece’s Foreign Minister Nikos Dendias depart after signing the renewal of the U.S.-Greece Mutual Defense Cooperation Agreement at the State Department in Washington, Thursday, Oct. 14, 2021. (Jonathan Ernst/Pool via AP)

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