Greek Foreign Minister Nikos Dendias will travel to Washington on October 13-14 to participate in the third round of the Greece-US Strategic Dialogue while he is also expected to sign, along with his US counterpart Antony Blinken, the second amendment protocol to the Mutual Defense Cooperation Agreement (MDCA).
According to a relevant announcement of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, on Wednesday, October 13, Nikos Dendias will meet Congressman John Sarbanes, as well as with Senator Chris Van Hollen.
In addition, he will have a meeting with his Israeli counterpart Yair Lapid, who will also be in Washington, and will attend a reception with representatives of the Greek community.
On Thursday, October 14, he will go to the US State Department, where he will initially have a private meeting with the US Secretary of State, while extended talks will follow. The two ministers will inaugurate, with their introductory interventions, the third round of the Strategic Dialogue.
The statements are expected to start at around 16:45 (Greek time) and will be broadcast live on the website of the US Secretary of State. Immediately after, the signing of the second protocol amending the Mutual Defense Cooperation Agreement will follow.
The foreign minister is then expected to meet his Emirati counterpart Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan, who will also be in Washington. Finally, he will participate in an event of the Center for European Policy Analysis on the role of Greece in the Eastern Mediterranean.