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Ambassador Katerina Nassika Presents Her Credentials to U.S. President Joe Biden

President Joe Biden and Ambassador Katerina Nassika in the Oval Office. (Official White House Photo by Adam Schultz)


The new Ambassador of Greece to the US, Katerina Nassika, presented her credentials to U.S. President Joe Biden, in a ceremony on Tuesday, February 27, 2024, in the Oval Office.

“President Biden warmly welcomed Ambassador Nassika, and expressed his appreciation for the excellent and longstanding strategic partnership between Greece and the US, highlighted by military, economic, and strategic cooperation. He also praised the role of the Greek-American community”, reads a note on social media posted by the Embassy of the Hellenic Republic in Washington.

Ambassador Nassika is a career diplomat and succeeds Ambassador Alexandra Papadopoulou, -now Deputy Foreign Minister of Greece- who led the Greek Mission in the U.S. from 2020 to 2023.  Prior to arriving in Washington in early November 2023, Ambassador Nassika was the Ambassador of Greece in Moscow, Russian Federation (2019-2022).  

She joined the Greek Ministry of Foreign Affairs in 1985 working at the United States Desk (Athens, Greece) and was then posted to the Greek Embassy in Washington, DC, United States (1989-1993), the Greek Embassy in Tirana, Albania (1993 – 1996), and the Permanent Representation of Greece to the European Union in Brussels, Belgium (1996 – 1999). From 1999 to 2003 she worked at the Diplomatic Office of the Deputy Minister for European Affairs, in Athens, and from 2003 to 2007 she was the Political Military Counsellor at the Permanent Mission of Greece to the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) in Vienna, Austria. She has served as Deputy Director, Directorate for Turkey, (Athens, 2007 – 2008), Consul General of Greece to Brussels, Belgium (2008 – 2011), Deputy Permanent Representative of Greece to the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO), also in Brussels (2011 – 2015), and Permanent Representative of Greece to ICAO (2015 – 2019), in Canada.

Ambassador Katerina Nassika holds a law degree from the University of Athens and is fluent in Greek, English and French.