NATO Summit brings together Greek Prime Minister, Brooklyn Congressmember

July 10, 2024 Brooklyn Eagle Staff
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WASHINGTON, D.C. — BROOKLYN CONGRESSMEMBER NICOLE MALLIOTAKIS (R-11) met with Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis during the 2024 NATO Summit taking place this week in Washington, D.C.. Malliotakis reported a productive discussion that focused on improving relations between Greece and its neighbor Turkey, both NATO members since 1952 but have sometimes experienced conflict. The Prime Minister’s delegation also updated Malliotakis on Greece’s military equipment, including purchases made for U.S. F-35 aircraft and naval frigates, along with issues relating to North Macedonia, Hezbollah terror threats in Lebanon and the upcoming solemn 50th anniversary of the illegal occupation of Cyprus and the role Greece is playing to resolve the issue.

“As a Greek-American whose father comes from the same island of Crete where Mitsotakis hails, it’s refreshing to see the significant investment and improvements he has made to Greece’s economy, military and energy independence, and I look forward to continuing our work together to strengthen our partnership in these areas,” said Malliotakis, who in May was presented with the Pericles Award from the American Hellenic Educational Progressive Association for her demonstrated history of excellence and success as an elected individual in government.

Congressmember Malliotakis meets with Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis and Greek-American Representatives. Photo courtesy of Congressmember Nicole Malliotakis
Congressmember Malliotakis meets with Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis and Greek-American Representatives. Photo courtesy of Congressmember Nicole Malliotakis

Malliotakis was referring to the July 20, 1974, two-stage invasion of the island of Cyprus by Turkey, which is widely believed to have violated all rules of international law, including the Charter of the United Nations, and caused the Cypriots to become refugees in their own country.

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