WASHINGTON – U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson meets with Greece’s Foreign Minister Nikos Kotzias at the State Department on Monday. Kotzias will be in Washington, D.C. on Monday and Tuesday (March 13-14), for a series of meetings with National Security Advisor Lieutenant General H. R. McMaster, representatives of the U.S. administration, members of Congress, representatives of the academic community and Greek-American organizations.
“This meeting will further advance the longstanding and vigorous U.S.-Greece strategic partnership,” Greek Foreign Minister said after his meeting with his American counterpart, according to the Greek Foreign Ministry.
“We will discuss the problems of the region and we will examine where our views and our plans coincide” Foreign Minister Nikos Kotzias stated earlier to Athens Macedonian News Agency ahead of his departure for Washington where he will pay a two-day visit on Monday and Tuesday.
Kotzias expressed his hope that this visit will contribute in the further enhancement of the Greek-American relations. Foreign Minister Nikos Kotzias will begin his series of meetings in Washington on Monday at 17:00 (Athens time), when he is to meet with US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson.
Kotzias’ message will be that Greece is a beacon of stability in the region, something that he will reiterate during his meeting with the new National Security Advisor and United States Army Lieutenant General Herbert Raymond McMaster that will take place on Tuesday at 16:00.
As TNH has reported, Kotzias is expected to meet his US counterpart in order to discuss relations between the two countries, Greco-Turkish relations, and other regional issues.
Greece is also expected to discuss the Cyprus problem. Cyprus’ government has denied the chance of a heated incident caused by Turkey in the island’s waters in June, when French energy company TOTAL will start natural gas exploration, Radio Proto reported on Friday.