x

Greece

Karamanlis: US Officials’ Visit to Northern Greece Proves Their Interest in the Alexandroupolis Port

March 7, 2020
ANA

ALEXANDROUPOLIS, Greece – Infrastructure and Transport Minister Kostas Karamanlis stressed the importance of US officials’ visit to the conference held on Saturday at the port of Alexandroupolis.

According to the minister, the administration of the Alexandroupolis port presented “the port’s ability to play the role it needs to play in the wider region. That is to make the port of Alexandroupolis and the wider region an economic, energy hub for Southeast Europe.”

He clarified that “we are facing several bureaucratic issues … that we need to resolve so that the port concession can proceed as quickly as possible”.

On electromobility, which was the main topic of the meeting, Karamanlis said that there are two very important infrastructure projects that prove the government’s interest in the issue and demonstrate that Alexandroupolis is becoming an energy hub for the wider region.

Palmer: We are here to underscore our firm commitment to Alexandroupolis

“We are here to underscore our firm commitment to this project, to this port, to support American investment and also we are here to demonstrate our solidarity with the people of Greece and the people of this region in a difficult time,” the U.S. State Department’s Deputy Assistant Secretary in the Bureau of European and Eurasian Affairs, Matthew Palmer, said on Saturday in statements from the northern city of Alexandroupolis.

“There is a lot of excitement on the part of the United States about this project, about the opportunities, about the prospects for US business to come here, to invest in this port, in this region, to deepen the partnership that we have been enjoying between the United States and Greece on a commercial basis as well as on a strategic basis,” he added.

On his part, US Ambassador to Greece Geoffrey Pyatt noted that his presence as well as Mr Palmer’s presence in the area is a gesture of solidarity with the people of Eastern Macedonia and Thrace, the people of Evros who have bore the brunt at the recent escalation of the migration crisis at the borders.

“It is also a reflection of the strong strategic focus that the US government has placed on Alexandropolis, it is the reflection of our optimism of the prospects of working with Prime Minister Mitsotakis’ government to see to fruition a complex of projects- the privatisation of the port in which there is strong US private sector interest, the execution of the FSRU in Alexandropolis which will play a major role in reinforcing the energy security and independence of the countries of SE Europe, the implementation of TAP and IGB pipelines which are literally changing the energy map of SE Europe and the prospect of Alexandropolis to become once again a major logistics and transhipment point for the wider region,” he added.

RELATED

ANCIENT OLYMPIA, Greece  — A priestess prays to a dead sun god in front of a fallen Greek temple.

Top Stories

Columnists

A pregnant woman was driving in the HOV lane near Dallas.

General News

NEW YORK – Meropi Kyriacou, the new Principal of The Cathedral School in Manhattan, was honored as The National Herald’s Educator of the Year.

Video

Russian Missiles Slam into a Ukraine City and Kill 13 People as the War Approaches a Critical Stage

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Three Russian missiles slammed into a downtown area of the northern Ukrainian city of Chernihiv on Wednesday, hitting an eight-floor apartment building and killing at least 13 people, authorities said.

ATHENS - A primary surplus of 2.

ATHENS – The Divani Palace Acropolis, nestled in the heart of Athens, is set to elevate the city's dining and nightlife scene with the grand opening of its much-anticipated rooftop restaurant and bar next month.

NEW YORK (AP) — Sen. Bob Menendez may seek exoneration at his May bribery trial by blaming his wife, saying she kept him in the dark about anything that could be illegal about her dealings with New Jersey businessmen, according to court papers unsealed Tuesday.

It was a close brush with death but a 40-year-old British tourist bitten by a deadly viper while at a yoga retreat on Cyprus is recovering after getting swift hospitalization to counteract the venom.

Enter your email address to subscribe

Provide your email address to subscribe. For e.g. [email protected]

You may unsubscribe at any time using the link in our newsletter.