New York.- Senator Joe Biden, a Presidential candidate from Delaware, met with Greek American supporters last Monday, at the prestigious Grand Havana Room in Manhattan. That was the second meeting of Greek American community leaders with Senator Biden one week period. On Thursday, May 17, Biden had addressed the 23rd Annual Conference of PSEKA, in Washington.
Leading Greek Americans have formed the “2.300 Group”, to raise money for Senator Biden, who is the Chairman of Senateʼs Foreign Relations Committee and a strong supporter of Greece an Cyprus.
Presidents of UHAC, Andrew Athens, PSEKA Philip Christopher, Cyprus Federation Peter Papanicolaou, Coordinated Effort Andrew Manatos, along with Rev. Alex Karloutsos, Nick Mouyiaris, George Tsunis, Tasos Zambas and others attended the event.
Earlier on Monday Senator Biden met with UNʼs Secretary General Bank Ki Mooon, to discuss the humanitarian situation in Darfur, Iraq and Middle East.
The Greek Americans briefed Biden on their meetings in Washington and they exchanged views on how to deal with various issues, especially Cyprus, Turkey and the protection of the religious freedom of the Ecumenical Patriarchate.
Biden told the Greek Americans that Turkey should realize that its needs the United States and not the other way around.
“We have to level with Turkey, but no real policy change can occur with only the Congressional support and the government opposing”.
Biden pointed out that every one is tired of the President doing nothing on foreign policy.
“Itʼs going to take a president to bring real change”, he said.
Biden and his Greek American supporters discussed various campaign issues, especially in key states with strong Greek American presence.