Bilateral Relations

Greece and United States agree to invest more in existing military bases

by Daily Sabah

Greece and the U.S. will likely deepen investment in existing military bases being used by U.S. forces in the country rather than expand to more locations through the renewal of the Mutual Defense Cooperation Agreement (MDCA), Greek Defense Minister Nikos Penagiotopoulos said.

Penagiotopoulos told Ta New daily on Saturday that the two countries have chosen to invest in the existing four bases in Greece.

“I believe that, at this stage, the deepening of the cooperation is more important than expanding in other locations. This position obviously expresses both sides,” he said.

U.S. forces in Greece have a rotating presence in several locations, including Stefanovikeio, the port of Alexandroupoli and Larissa air base, beside the Souda Bay naval base on the island of Crete.

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