Matthew Palmer: The US Will Continue to Be Present in the East Mediterranean

ATHENS — The United States will continue to be present in the East Mediterranean and build alliances in the region, US State Dept. Deputy Assistant Secretary for European & Eurasian Affairs Matthew Palmer told the online Delphi Economic Forum on Wednesday.

He said that the US wants to see Europe stop being dependent on Russia and its natural gas and find alternate energy paths, in which direction it also supports Greece.

In addition, he called on both Ankara and Athens to keep lines of communication open, and called on Turkey to stop drilling in Cyprus' EEZ.


Ambassador Dimitrios Tsikouris (JD, MA) has a 36-year-long career in the Greek Diplomatic Service with assignments in Germany, the United Nations, New Orleans, Washington, DC, NATO Defense College in Rome, Italy, Iran, Belgium, Indonesia, Malaysia, and ASEAN.

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