Foreign relations of the United States
Business leaders, policy makers and think-tank experts are to converge in Washington on Monday for the inaugural Southeast Europe & East Med conference, a joint initiative of the Delphi Economic Forum and Kathimerini aimed at boosting dialogue and the potential for cooperation between the US and countries in the Southeastern Europe and Eastern Mediterranean region.
Relations between Athens and Washington were at the focus of talks between Greek Foreign Minister Nikos Dendias and US Ambassador Geoffrey Pyatt on Wednesday.
The meeting took place at the Foreign Ministry in Athens.
Earlier on Wednesday, Dendias met with Cardinal Leonardo Sandri, head of the Vatican's office for eastern rite churches.
"In the spirit of our bilateral cooperation, Tomas Zarzecki, Director of Task Force 231 of the Bureau of International Security and Nonproliferation, is making a short, pre-planned visit to Serbia", the US diplomatic mission in Belgrade said.
According to the newspaper's source, this task force is in charge of applying sanctions to the Russian security sector and those who cooperate with it.
Zarzecki's visit, the newspaper said, was scheduled immediately after it was announced in Serbia that we had purchased the Russian air defense system "Pantsir".
"Our ambition is to have an equal and mutually beneficial bilateral political dialogue with Russia, guided by our national interests and at the same time adhering to the common policies of the EU and NATO Member States." This was stated by Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Ekaterina Zaharieva in an interview with the Russian news agency TASS, published on the eve