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.
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.
Namely, U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo denied Tehran's claims that CIA agents were arrested in that country and sentenced to death. "The Iranian regime has a long tradition of lying," Pompeo told Fox News briefly, and Reuters reported.