Athens mayor presents US Senator Menendez with the Medal of the city of Athens

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Athens mayor presents US Senator Menendez with the Medal of the city of AthensGreek-US relations, climate crisis and Afghanistan dominate Mitsotakis-Menendez meeting

Athens mayor Costas Bakoyannis on Thursday decorated the Chairman of the US Senate Foreign Relations Committee, Senator Robert Menendez, with the Medal of the City of Athens at a special event held earlier at the Athens City Hall.

Furthermore, regional and international issues of common interest, with an emphasis on developments in the wider region, the Eastern Mediterranean, North Africa, and the Balkans, as well as the Middle East, focusing on the situation in Afghanistan, were discussed during a meeting between Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis with US Senator Robert Menendez on Thursday.

Mitsotakis stressed that "we are really looking forward to the completion of the U.S.-Greece Defense Partnership Act of 2021, which I believe will be a milestone legislation that will further cement the progress we have made in our bilateral relations."

On his part, the US senator praised Greece's leadership in various issues, including democracy and tackling climate change, as well as in the recent "challenge of fires," where he highlighted the fact that lives had been saved and noted that, while the property is always something to lament the loss of, lives are the most important thing.

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