The Greek government advocates the presence of an American military contingent in Greece. This was expressed by the country’s Minister of Foreign Affairs, Nikos Dendias, during a debate at the Parliamentary Committee on Defense and Foreign Affairs of an agreement on defense cooperation with the United States. DEA News”.
The Mutual Defense Cooperation Agreement (MDCA) between Greece and the USA was signed on 14 October 2021. According to the document, four military bases on Greek soil must be transferred to the use of American troops. The agreement will be valid for five years, after which it will be indefinite.
According to Dendias, the Greek government initially considered the possibility of a 10-year deal with Washington.
“We want a US military presence in the country… We wanted and wanted their presence in Thrace… We want the US military presence in Alexandroupoli, yes. And we want him to be in Yannuli’s camp, yes. We want this,” he said.
He stressed that this decision was the right one since Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan voiced his concerns about the establishment of new bases near Turkey in a phone call with his US counterpart, Joe Biden.
President of Romania last week approved Entry into the territory of the Stryker battalion and the US fighter detachment.