According to source, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is expected to visit Athens from September 25 to 27.
The focus of the head of the US diplomatic corp’s visit is reportedly the strategic cooperation between Greece and the US, while he will most likely meet with Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis.
Pompeo’s visit will coincide with the European Union Summit ( September 24 and 25), where the issue of Turkish aggression in the Mediterranean against Greece and Cyprus, and possible economic sanctions will be raised.
According to the same sources, the American official will speak at a conference in Thessaloniki, while he will also visit Crete and specifically, the US base in Souda bay.
The US State Department has kept an equal distance from the ongoing crisis between Greece and Turkey, calling for dialogue and ca de-escalation of tensions.