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AHI Welcomes Chief of the Hellenic Armed Forces to Hellenic House

General Konstantinos Floros and Nick Larigakis pictured outside Hellenic House. Photos: AHI

Washington, DC – Chief of the Hellenic National Defense General Staff General Konstantinos Floros visited Hellenic House to meet with American Hellenic Institute (AHI) President Nick Larigakis and members of the Board of Directors on July 11.

“We thank General Floros for taking time from his itinerary in Washington to meet with us”, President Larigakis said. “We appreciated the opportunity to be briefed on developments in the Eastern Mediterranean and the close-working cooperation between the militaries of longstanding NATO allies, Greece and the United States”.

General Floros’ visit to Washington comes at a critical time in U.S.-Greece defense cooperation as Greece recently submitted a formal request to purchase 20 F-35 fighter jets. In Washington, the general also met with his U.S. counterpart, Chief of Staff of the Army General James McConville, the president and CEO of the Jewish Institute for National Security of America (JINSA), as well as other stakeholders in the Greek-American community.

General Floros thanked AHI for the great work it does to promote U.S.-Greece relations.

“Greece is an immensely valuable, proven, and reliable strategic ally for the projection of U.S. strategic interests in the region, and Greece is a frontline state in the fight against terrorism”, Larigakis said. “These messages are central to the policy agenda AHI promotes so strongly in Washington”.

AHI Board Members John Alahouzos and Maria Wills, Consultant Elias Gerasoulis, AHI Special Projects Coordinator Demo Theofanopoulos, and AHI Policy Analyst Intern Nicholas Chronis, joined President Larigakis at the meeting.