Biden sends message on bicentennial of 1821 Greek Revolution

  US President Joe Biden on Monday sent Greek President Katerina Sakellaropoulou a letter on the occasion of Greece’s celebration of the bicentennial of the 1821 Greek Revolution. 

“I participate together with the Greek people and the millions of proud Greek-Americans in celebrating this joyful anniversary,” Biden said in his letter.

He noted that Greece is a “key NATO ally and close friend” of the United States, a country that “provides stability and actively contributes to peace and prosperity” in the Eastern Mediterranean, the Black Sea and the Western Balkans.

He also noted that during his political career he had the privilege of working closely with several Greek prime ministers and has also had long conversations with Ecumenical Patriarch Vartholomeos.

Biden noted that he looks forward to continue the tradition of further strengthening cooperation between the two countries, and of reaffirming the joint commitment to the Transatlantic Alliance and to all the common values that unite Greece and the US. 

Prince Charles, Camilla to visit Greece for Independence Day celebrations

The Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall confirmed on Friday that they will visit Athens on March 24-25 to participate in the events marking the bicentenary of the Greek War of Independence.

The visit comes at the request of the British Government and follows an invitation from Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis, Clarence House said in a press release.

The bicentenary event’s Independence Day celebrations will take place from the evening of March 24 and will conclude on March 25. 

The two royals will attend a reception at the newly re-opened National Gallery of Greece on the evening of March 24 hosted by President Katerina Sakellaropoulou, a wreath laying at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in Syntagma Square and a traditional military parade on the March 25. 


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