The US Congress passed the US-Greece Defense and Inter-parliamentary Partnership Act opening the way for the purchase of F-35 fighter jests in the future by Greece. The move was welcomed by Senate Foreign Relations Committee and the Greek Foreign Ministry.
BREAKING: Congress just passed my U.S.-Greece Defense & Interparliamentary Partnership Act, demonstrating our commitment to our Hellenic partners & appreciation for their pivotal role in securing regional security & economic prosperity in the Eastern Med. https://t.co/ZyrSstkEbe pic.twitter.com/c0zmeplGf8
— Senate Foreign Relations Committee (@SFRCdems) December 15, 2021
NDAA 2022 hightlights via ERT correspondent in Washington Lena Argyri
– The US should, as appropriate, support the sale of F-35 aircraft to Greece.
= Greece is pillar of stability in the EastMed and the US should remain committed to supporting its security and prosperity.
– The US should increase and deepen efforts to partner with and support the modernization of the Greek military.
– It is the sense of Congress that the President has the authority to expedite delivery of any future F-35 aircraft to Greece once Greece is prepared to move forward with such a a purchase on such terms and conditions as the President may require.
– The naval partnerships with Greece at Souda Bay and Alexandroupolis are mutually beneficial to the national security of the United States and Greece.”
The Greek foreign Ministry tweeted: