Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton today reaffirmed strong bonds of friendship and partnership with Greece.
At the meeting with Greek President Karolos Papoulias, Ms. Clinton said both the United States and Greece are fellow allies of NATO.
“We have long roots, but what is most important is the relationship between the American and Greek people, and of course, our very strong, dynamic, Greek-American community in the United States which has so greatly enriched both of our nations.” -Ms. Clinton
Ms. Clinton stressed Greece is now on a path that will be very positive in terms of future growth and prosperity.
“There will be some painful sacrifices necessary, but I have full optimism in the resilience and the intelligence of the Greek people, and so I am here to sound a very strong note for all of the difficult work that lies ahead.” -Ms. Clinton
Greece is generally considered the cradle of Western civilization. It is said to be the birthplace of democracy, Western philosophy, the Olympic Games, Western literature and political science.