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PM Greece hails Greece-France Joint Defense Pact


Athens, 15 October 2021 (TDI): The Prime Minister of Greece, Kyriakos Mitsotakis has hailed the defense pact inked with France.

In a recent statement, PM Greece said, “Greece serves to upgrade Europe’s role in each of its areas of strategic interest, establishing joint action schemes with Mediterranean and Arab states, promoting European defense and security cooperation, such as the Greece-France agreement.

Moreover, the statement comes few days after the Greek parliament has ratified a new defense agreement with France which has allowed both countries to come to each other’s help in case of an external threat.

Earlier, the prime minister while addressing the parliament, told that this is for the first time that it is clearly stipulated in the bill that there will be military assistance in the event of a third party attacking one of the two states.

The defense agreement will serve as evidence of strong military cooperation between the two countries.

The strategic military and defense cooperation agreement between Greece and France who also happen to be NATO allies include that in case of an external threat, three French frigates worth about 3 billion euros would be ordered.

Greece already had ordered around 24 Dassault-made Rafale fighter jets this year from France.

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