28 May, 2008
The US Embassy in Athens issued a press release on Tuesday, expressing pleasure over the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) signed on May 23 between Greece and the US, which it said represents "a significant investment in renewable energy and conservation in the member states of the Energy Community of Southeast Europe.
"I am very pleased with the event, because Greece is a very important country in terms of stability in the Balkans," US ambassador to Greece Daniel Speckhard said, adding that "working together, we have a great opportunity to use the expertise of Greece and some of the technical know-how of the Unted States to address environmental issues".
Deputy assistant administrator Woody Mefford of the US Agency for International Development (USAID) signed the MoU for the United States, and foreign ministry secretary general for international economic affairs and development cooperation Theodoros Skylakakis signed for Greece.
The press release added that the work will be carried out by the International Resources Group for the United States, and by the Center for Renewable Energy Sources for Greece.
Source: Athens News Agency