Director of BBG’s Office of Strategy and Development Adam Gartner (r) and AMNA President Michalis Psilos signed the MOU in Athens, Greece.

BBG signs agreement with Greece’s national wire service

On Friday, January 26, BBG signed a content sharing Memorandum of Understanding with the Athens-Macedonian News Agency (AMNA), Greece’s national wire service.

The agreement provides for content sharing across digital platforms and gives AMNA a direct line to the Voice of America newsroom and access to BBG’s innovative digital library of video, radio, and internet content.

The MOU comes in the context of the United States’ role as honored country in Greece’s 83rd Thessaloniki International Fair in September, Greece’s most important annual political and economic event.  Last October, President Trump formally accepted the role from Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras and noted that it would be a premier opportunity to showcase American technology, enterprise and innovation on the world stage.

Present at the signing ceremony were Greece’s Minister of Digital Policy Nikos Pappas and U.S. Ambassador Geoffrey Pyatt.

In his remarks welcoming the agreement, Ambassador Pyatt said, “Today’s ceremony is part of the important activities we have planned for the Thessaloniki International Fair this year.  We expect this MOU to ensure that our message for TIF on American innovation and technology as well as Greece’s message of economic recovery and geostrategic importance will get even wider circulation.”