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Greek and US Coast Guards Sign Memorandum of Cooperation

December 14, 2021

ATHENS – The Greek Coast Guard and the US Coast Guard signed on Tuesday a memorandum of cooperation strengthening the collaboration and the promotion of their common priorities

The memorandum was signed in the presence of Shipping and Island Policy Minister Giannis Plakiotakis and US Ambassador to Greece, Geoffrey Pyatt.

“The signing of a memorandum of cooperation between the US Coast Guard and the Greek Coast Guard is an important step towards even closer cooperation, which has long been the pursuit of both,” Minister of Shipping and Island Policy Giannis Plakiotakis said.

“Greece is a pillar of stability and the cooperation of the two coastguards will contribute to the stability and safety of navigation in the Mediterranean region,” said Pyatt.

He added that this is a milestone agreement between the two sides that will strengthen the bilateral exercises of the Greek and US Coast Guard personnel.

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