Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras had an important meeting with US Senator Bob Menendez, Ranking Member on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, on Tuesday, at Maximos Mansion.

Alexis Tsipras thanked Mr. Menendez for his essential role in promoting Greek-American relations and the many legislative initiatives he has taken in favor of Greece and Cyprus in recent years.

During the meeting, particular emphasis was given to the bill currently being promoted to Congress at the initiative of Senators Bob Menendez (Democratic Party) and Marco Rubio (Republican Party) regarding security in the East Mediterranean, the emergence of Turkish provocations as well as the promotion of energy partnerships in the region.

In this context, Mr. Tsipras and Mr. Menendez discussed the continuous strengthening of the strategic relationship between Greece and the USA in the areas of security, defense, economy and investments as well as its upgrading at an institutional level with the beginning of the strategic dialogue which began last December in Greece.