Greek Army Chief Meets His French Counterpart General Burkhard

ATHENS — Emphasis on the recent signing of the agreement "Strategic Partnership for Cooperation in Defense and Security" between Greece and France was given during a phone conversation between the head of the Hellenic National Deence General Staff (GEETHA), General Konstantinos Floros, with his French counterpart, General Thierry Burkhard.

Issues of common interest were also discussed with emphasis on the recent signing of the agreement between Greece and France, as well as the acquisition of French weapons systems, as well as issues related to bilateral military cooperation between Greece and France.

In addition, the two leaders discussed current regional and international developments and their implications for security and stability in the wider Mediterranean, Middle East and North Africa region, as well as the crucial role that Greece and France play as security, stability and peace pillars.

The two leaders agreed to meet as soon as possible to further coordinate their actions.


ATHENS - Development and Investments Minister Adonis Georgiadis attended a ceremony held at the Elefsina Shipyard to welcome the arrival on Friday of the first merchant ship - the supramax freighter "Star Cleo" built in 2013 - to dock there for repairs in almost five years.

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A frigid November  20th Sunday was a Greek derby day with the NY Pancyprian Freedoms playing the NY Greek Americans in the Metropolitan division of the Eastern Premier Soccer League  (EPSL) and in the Over 30 division of the  Long Island Soccer Football League (LISFL).

After a late goal from Asteras Tripolis New York, the Hellenic-American soccer team ended its fall regular season in a 2-2 draw against historic Cosma Damiano at College Point Field on last Sunday evening.

AL KHOR, Qatar. The United States frustrated England in a 0-0 draw on Friday for its second consecutive tie in the World Cup.

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