Mike Pompeo

The US has Announced the Appointment of a Special Envoy to the Western Balkans

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has appointed Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Europe and Eurasia Matthew Palmer as his Special Representative for the Western Balkans, France's press and TASS reported, citing a statement from the State Department.

Secretary of State Pompeo seen planning Athens visit in October

Even though an official date has yet to be officially set, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo will most likely visit Athens on October 6-7, according to reports over the weekend.
The visit is expected to approve a one-year extension to the US-Greece defense pact also known as the Souda Agreement - referring to the use of the Souda naval base on the island of Crete by US forces.

Greek, Cypriot, Israeli officials meet in Washington to discuss 3+1 partnership

Officials from Greece, Cyprus and Israel met in Washington on Thursday to discuss economic engagement as part of an ongoing US-backed regional cooperation initiative dubbed 3+1.

Thursday's session comes in the wake of a March 20 summit between the Republic of Cyprus, Greece, and Israel, with the participation of the US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo.

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