Assistant Secretary of State for European and Eurasian Affairs

US official starts visit to Greece, North Macedonia

US Acting Assistant Secretary of European and Eurasian Affairs Philip T. Reeker began Sunday a visit to Greece and North Macedonia, which will last until Saturday, the State Department has announced.

Reeker, a career diplomat, was Ambassador to Skopje (2008-11) and served one more tour of duty there.

The full State Department announcement follows:

US policy toward Greece and Cyprus: The need for an institutional mind-set

When it takes effect on February 15, Assistant Secretary of State for European and Eurasian Affairs Wess Mitchell's resignation will create a significant vacancy at the US Department of State. He is responsible for America's relations with 50 countries in Europe and Eurasia, and with NATO, the European Union and the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE).

Christodoulides in the US for meetings with Pompeo, Bolton, Haley

Cyprus Foreign Minister Nikos Christodoulides is visiting Washington for a meeting with US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Tuesday.

Also on Tuesday, Christodoulides will meet with Assistant Secretary of State for Energy Resources Francis Fannon and Assistant Secretary of State for European and Eurasian Affairs Wess Mitchell.

State Department: Greece anchor of stability in East Med and Western Balkans

Washington is cultivating Greece as "an anchor of stability in the Eastern Mediterranean and the Western Balkans," said Assistant Secretary of State for European and Eurasian Affairs, Wess Mitchell, in a speech at the Heritage Foundation in Washington, in which he outlined the Trump administration's strategy in Europe.

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