The U.S. President and the Greek Prime Minister reviewed the strong and expanding partnership between the two countries in the field of defense.

The U.S. President Joe Biden and Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis discussed bilateral cooperation in defense, trade, investment, as well as Ukraine and the situation in the Eastern Mediterranean during talks. This is stated in a distributed written statement of the White House following the meeting.

Biden and Mitsotakis “reviewed [the two countries’] strong and expanding defense partnerships, shared democratic values, and a commitment to further expand bilateral trade and investment.” “They discussed the events in Ukraine, including our strong support for efforts to impose costs on Russia for its unprovoked aggression, and promised to continue to support the people and government of Ukraine,” the statement said.

The President and the Prime Minister also “discussed developments in the Eastern Mediterranean and common efforts to confront global challenges, including energy security, climate change and threats to democracy.” “The leaders stressed that relations between the United States and Greece are stronger than ever, and noted the strong ties between [the two] peoples that have defined our bilateral relations for more than two centuries,” the White House said.