The United States are “full engaged in support” of Greece following the devastating fires in Attica, US Ambassador in Athens Geoffrey Pyatt said at a meeting with Defence Minister Panos Kammenos on Tuesday.
According to a defence ministry announcement, Kammenos and Pyatt had a meeting at the ministry on Tuesday at the ambassador’s request, shortly after an emergency Defence Council on the devastating fires. They discussed bilateral defence cooperation matters and Pyatt extended the US government’s deepest condolences for the victims of the Attica disaster. The ambassador also indicated the willingness of the US to provide any assistance deemed necessary, the announcement said, noting that US unmanned aerial vehicles take part in fire-fighting operations.
In a tweet after the meeting, Pyatt said he was briefed on a survey of the affected areas and the actions of Greece’s armed forces, noting that the US European Command was “fully engaged in support”.
“Just finished at Hellenic Ministry of Defense, where I offered US condolences on the horrific losses from Attica fires. Minister @PanosKammenos briefed on his survey of affected areas and @Hellenic_MOD actions. @US_EUCOM fully engaged in support,” the ambassador’s tweet said.