Deputy US Special Climate Envoy: We support Greece’s role in diversifying energy sources with its Balkan neighbors

United States Deputy Special Envoy for Climate Sue Biniaz expressed her enthusiasm that Greece will be hosting the 9th ‘Our Ocean’ Conference in April, and for the country’s decision to focus on marine pollution, in an interview to Athens-Macedonian News Agency (ANA-MPA) journalist Ioanna Kardara  published on Sunday.

Biniaz visited Greece a week ago for preparations of the Conference (April 15-17), accompanied by the Prime Minister’s Special Envoy for the Ocean Dionysia-Theodora Avgerinopoulou, who is also Our Ocean Conference coordinator in Greece and member of the parliament’s Environmental Committee. They met with the Ministers of Tourism Olga Kefalogianni, Environment & Energy Theodoros Skylakakis, and Deputy Digital Governance Minister Konstantinos Kyranakis. 

In her responses, the special envoy also underlined the importance of the US-Greece memorandum understanding to improve energy security and cooperation in the Western Balkans, a partnership that will integrate this region’s electricity markets to create a more connected and secure region and provide alternatives to Russia’s traditional gas monopoly.