Greece government He was accused by the country main opposition party of to exploit defense Issues for Local, local political gains media mentioned.
the government of the conservative Nea Democritia (ND) party He must realize that being a “predictable ally” of United States no solve Country problems It does not serve its interests main Opposition SYRIZA-PS in statement, left news website mentioned.
Rejecting the recent statements of Defense Minister Nikos Panagiotopoulos that the former Syriza government in 2015-2019 did nothing to improve Greece defense The statement said a lot steps Taken during that period, incl start of Efforts to modernize the country’s fleet of F-16 fighter jets.
Assuring that he will respond to government Advertising with “Arguments, facts and figures” party He said, “We expect and hope that courage, honesty and responsibility will prevail. No demagogic benefit will be tolerated.” us on any issue Especially on national defense issues.”
Meanwhile, Rizospastis, and official Newspaper of The Communist Party of Greece (KKE) claimed on Sunday that the United States has accelerated work To be deployed to Larisa Air Force Base in Central Greece is permanent.
we military And she stressed that the authorities had recently issued tender notes to expand Washington’s presence at the base, warning Such developments could make Greece a target of competing imperial centres.
Greek lawmakers ratified a revised version version of The United States-Greece Mutual Defense Cooperation Agreement (MDCA) on May 12th.
The deal allows the United States use Gorgola Barracks in Province of Central Greece of Volos, Litochoro Training Ground and Army Barracks in Northeast port city of Alexandroupoli (Dedeağaç), along with Naval base in Souda Bay in Crete, administered by the United States since 1969.
MDCA, first Occurred in 1990 it was renewed several times and with the last extension in 2019.
It was previously subject to annual renewal but subsequent modifications have been allowed for five-year Accessories.