US Ambassador highlights Greece’s leadership role in the Balkans

US Ambassador to Greece George Tsunis on Wednesday praised Greece’s role in supplying energy to the countries of the region after Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, in a discussion during the Economist Conference in Athens. “The West has disappointed the Balkans, we promised a lot and did little. We have to invest in the Balkans and integrate them into Europe. Greece is called upon to play its leadership role in Southeastern Europe,” Tsunis underlined.

The reverse flow in the natural gas pipelines under the Greek leadership will ensure energy flows right up to Ukraine, he said, and announced the signing of a memorandum of cooperation between the organisation US Aid and Greece for the region’s electricity sector.