At an event organized by the Greek Consul General in Chicago, ahead of the NATO summit, Greek Foreign Minister Petros Molyviatis said that “the crisis (in Greece) has not changed the fundamentals
that make Greece a valuable ally and partner (to the NATO alliance).”
“We will handle any challenge
that surfaces and that involves our national interests, and we will do this with determination and effectiveness,” he said sending a clear message to Turkey in regards to the latter’s attempts to drill in the Greek continental shelf between Rhodes and
Among those present were the Secretary General of the Foreign Ministry, Ambassador Ioannis-Alexios Zepos, and the Greek Ambassador to US Kaskarelis Claus. Representing the US, was Gin Sasin (Democratic Senator), Mr. Pat Quinn (Governor of the State of Illinois), Jesse Clark (interior minister of the State) and Stephanie Neelie (Minister of Finance). Other participants included Alexi Giannoulias (a member of the city of Chicago for the NATO Summit), Theodore Spyropoulos (President of of the US Chapter of SAE), Eddie Zemenidis (Executive director of the Greek-American organization HALC) and Andrew A. Athens the former president of SAE, etc.
Editor’s Note – Again… this is what happens when you place patriots in the right positions. Mr. Petros Molyviatis, who was appointed as the new Minister of Foreign Affairs under the caretaker cabinet of Panagiotis Pikrammenos, is a Greek ambassador who also served as Minister for Foreign Affairs under Prime Minister Costas Karamanlis between 2004-2006. Born in Chios, he studied Law at the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens and entered the Greek Foreign Ministry after graduation. As a career diplomat, he served in the Permanent Delegation of Greece to the United Nations in New York and NATO in Brussels. Molyviatis also served in the Greek embassies in Moscow, Pretoria and Ankara. From 1974 to 1980. He was diplomatic advisor and director general of the political cabinet of Prime Minister Constantine Karamanlis. During the terms of office of Constantine Karamanlis as Greek president from 1980 to 1985 and 1990 to 1995, he was secretary general of the Presidential office. In the 1996 and 2000 legislative elections he was elected a member of the Greek parliament for the New Democracy party.