The joint commitment of the United States and Greece to promote security, peace and prosperity in the Eastern Mediterranean will be the focus of US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo’s upcoming visit to Greece.
According to a statement from the State Department, the US Secretary of State will travel to Greece, Italy, the Holy See and Croatia from September 27th to October 2nd.
“In Greece, Minister Pompeo will meet with Prime Minister Mitsotakis and Foreign Minister Dendias to renew our common commitment to promote security, peace and prosperity in the Eastern Mediterranean and to celebrate the strongest relationship that has existed between the USA and Greece for decades”, it is reported.
In Thessaloniki, Mike Pompeo will sign a bilateral agreement on science and technology. In addition, he will participate with leaders of the energy business sector in a discussion that will emphasize the importance of energy diversification and infrastructure projects taking place in Greece. After Thessaloniki, the US Secretary of State will travel to Crete, where he will visit the Souda Naval Base to highlight the strong US security partnership with Greece.
Earlier, Pompeo had received in his office at the State Department the Archbishop Elpidophoros of America, who expressed the concerns of the Greek-American community. The Archbishop focused on Turkey’s aggressive behavior in the Aegean and the Eastern Mediterranean and the need to protect religious minorities and the Ecumenical Patriarchate in the light of the decision to turn Hagia Sophia into a mosque.