Biden highlights strong friendship between Greece and US on Greek Independence Day

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To celebrate Greek Independence Day, US President Joe Biden emphasised the strong bond between Greece and the US, crediting the Greek American community for its cultural contributions.

Ekathimerini reported that Biden highlighted the values of democracy, citing historical collaborations against fascism and communism.

“The people of Greece and the United States have been bound by this common belief – the power to shape our destiny should rest in the hands of ‘we the people,” the US President said.

Joe Biden
President Joe Biden delivers remarks at a Greek Independence Day reception, Wednesday, March 29, 2023. Photo:Cameron Smith

“Generation after generation, Americans and Greeks have come together to make those words a reality … We see it today, as Greece and America stand together alongside a coalition of more than 50 nations to support the brave people of Ukraine as they fight for the same values those Greek revolutionaries did more than 200 years ago: liberty, freedom, and sovereignty.”

He also shared that he stands in solidarity with Ukraine, aligning with over 50 nations to uphold liberty and sovereignty.

Expressing personal gratitude, Biden also acknowledged his inspiration from Greek American mentors.

Source: Ekathimerini.

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