Government of Greece
Statement on Allowing the US and NATO to Use Its Airspace
September 25, 2001

The Greek Government has allowed use of its airspace and provided landing rights for U.S. military aircraft over the last few days.

The Government spokesman in Athens, Mr. Dimitris Reppas, during his briefing yesterday said that it is self evident that Greece will authorize the use of resources that will contribute to the success of the task at hand, i.e., the fight against international terrorism. He added that Greece will honor its obligations as a member of NATO and the European Union because the national interests of the country and the defense of justice, freedom and human rights dictate this. The fight against terrorism is a fight for democracy, he concluded.