09 January, 2007
New Hania Prefect Grigoris Archontakis on Monday received US Navy Capt. Stephen B. Sale, the commanding officer of NSA Souda Bay, a US military installation located within the same-name Hellenic Airforce base in western Crete.
During the courtesy visit, the new prefect reportedly called for increased commercial ties between the local business community and the key US installation.
On his part, Capt. Sale noted that the base purchased goods and services from the local community in 2006 totalling 25 million euros.
Additionally, both men discussed issues dealing with off-duty and off-base US military personnel.
Source: Athens News Agency