TAGS: Diplomacy

US Ambassador Geoffrey Pyatt (center right) and Athens Mayor Giorgos Kaminis (center left) break ground for the renovation of the American Embassy in Athens on Wednesday. “This is a very, very big week for the US-Greece relationship as we get ready for the Thessaloniki International Fair. Truly a landmark event in our partnership with Greece,” Pyatt said. “It’s only fitting, I think, that we launch our TIF week by marking the beginning of the five-year, 300-million-US dollar project to... restore the Walter Gropius Building to its former glory.” The embassy was inaugurated in 1961. [Alexandros Vlachos/ANA-MPA]