Athens sees multiple defence, geopolitical benefits in pact with France

PoliticsForeign Policy Tags: Defence, EastMed, France, Turkey, USA
Photo by Naval Group
Photo by Naval Group

French President Emmanuel Macron and Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis signed in Paris on Tuesday what they described as a “historic” defence agreement involving new warships and a mutual assistance clause.

The deal foresees the purchase by Greece of three French-built, state-of-the-art frigates, with the option of a fourth, and a delivery date of between 2025 and 2026. The frigates will be compatible with the jets Greece is also purchasing from France. It...

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