Energy cooperation between Athens and Washington was at the center of talks between Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis and US Energy Secretary Dan Brouillette at Maximos Mansion on Thursday.
The two sides discussed the prospect of further US investment in Greece’s energy sector.
The meeting was attended by Energy Minister Kostis Hatzidakis, the Development Ministry's General Secretary for Energy and Natural Resources Alexandra Sdoukou, and the head of the premier’s diplomatic office, Eleni Sourani.
Matthew Zais, a senior Energy Department official, America’s ambassador to Athens Geoffrey R. Pyatt and the embassy’s Economic Counselor Chip Laitinen were also present at the talks.
In a tweet, Brouillette stressed Washington’s commitment to several energy projects including the Trans-Adriatic Pipeline (TAP), the floating LNG storage and regasification unit (FSRU) in Alexandroupoli and the Interconnector Greece Bulgaria (IGB) gas pipeline.
The energy sector has been identified as one of the six priorities in Greece-US Strategic Dialogue.
It's an honor to meet @PrimeministerGR to discuss Greece's success at promoting regional cooperation & shared prosperity through energy. We are committed to supporting projects like TAP, Alexandroupoli FSRU, IGB, & Greece's role in East Med Gas Forum & @ThreeSeas24. pic.twitter.com/r1gd6xpYzC
— Dan Brouillette (@SecBrouillette) December 17, 2020