Greece hails US Senate passage of Partnership Act

Greece’s International Affairs ministry has welcomed the passage, by the US Senate, of the US-Greece Protection and Inter-Parliamentary Partnership Act of 2021.

The Act, hooked up as an modification to the yearly Nationwide Protection Authorization Act, appreciated too much to handle bipartisan assist in the US Property and Senate. It was introduced last June by Senators Bob Menendez (D-NJ) and Marco Rubio (R-FL), Chairman and Member, respectively, of the US Senate Committee on Foreign Relations.

“We welcome today’s adoption of the US-Greece Defence and Inter-Parliamentary Partnership Act, which recognizes Greece’s strategic significance as a pillar of security in the location, the US’s dedication to Greece’s safety and prosperity and the paramount relevance of the Greece and US strategic disparity,” the ministry’s official account tweeted.

“We categorical our deepest appreciation for the passing of this Act, which bears testimony to the unique connection between our two countries. We would like to convey our deep gratitude to the bipartisan guidance it received and in distinct to the cosponsors of the Act in the US Senate, Senators Bob Menendez and Marco Rubio, as perfectly as in the US Property of Representatives, Congressmen Ted Deutch and Gus Bilirakis,” the ministry included.

The passage of the laws Wednesday was also welcomed by the American Jewish Committee.

“The American Jewish Committee (AJC) salutes today’s passage of the US-Greece Protection and Interparliamentary Partnership Act.

AJC and the Hellenic American Management Council (HALC) have championed the Act to bolster US motivation to powerful, democratic partnerships in the area and create on the Eastern Mediterranean Safety and Vitality Partnership Act of 2019. As Greece celebrates its bicentennial, the advocacy companies hailed the invoice as a very important action to advance Greece’s navy modernization, cement US military cooperation with Greece, and invest in the partnership amid Cyprus, Greece, Israel, and the US by setting up a 3+1 interparliamentary group.

“This groundbreaking legislation is a welcome up coming move to additional boost US engagement in the strategically significant Japanese Mediterranean,” said AJC CEO David Harris, who has been a leader in advancing US, Cyprus, Greece, and Israel ties for nearly four many years. “It is immensely heartening to witness Congress occur together in a bipartisan fashion to strengthen our democratic partners and regional security in a component of the planet vital to American passions.”