Mitsotakis, Biden hold first call ‘in good atmosphere’


Greek Premier Kyriakos Mitsotakis and US President Joe Biden on Thursday night held their first phone call since the latter took office in January.

According to government sources, the phone call lasted half an hour and was held “in very good atmosphere.”

Mitsotakis was expected to raise the issue of Turkish activity in the eastern Mediterranean and of expanding the strategic cooperation between Greece and the United States.

Earlier in the day, Biden remarked on the celebrations marking the bicentenary of the beginning of the Greek War of Independence, which were held earlier in the day, noting that Greece is a crucial NATO ally and a force for stability in the Eastern Mediterranean.