Donald Trump spoke about Greece and the Greek expatriates in the ceremony for the anniversary of Greece’s independence that takes place every year at the White House.

“The US has been shaped by Greek culture,” said the American president, holding a red hat, on which was written “make America great again”, in Greek.

Mr. Trump referred to Greece’s profound influence on the shaping of Western civilization and spoke warmly about the role of the Greek community in America’s modern history, in the presence of ministers of the American government, diplomats and the Greek-American community.

In the declaration he signed on the national anniversary, he states that “Today, the Greek-American cooperation is going strong and is developing momentum. The strategic and trade dialogue underlines the strength of the bilateral relationship and strengthens the role of Greece as a regional leadership force. ”