Mitsotakis’ visit to the US – Meetings and contacts

Mitsotakis’ visit to the US – Meetings and contacts

Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis departs for the United States on Sunday, where he will have the opportunity to attend the Epiphany celebration and hold talks with Greek expatriates.

Government Spokesman Stelios Petsas announced the program of the Prime Minister:

“During his two-day official visit to Washington, the Prime Minister will meet with US President Donald Trump, Vice President Mike Pence and Foreign Minister Mike Pompeo, among others.

At these meetings, the Prime Minister will highlight Greece as a pillar of stability in our wider neighborhood and the most stable and reliable United States’ ally in our region. He will have the opportunity to present the Greek positions on our national issues and the invalid “memorandum” between Turkey and Libya, our willingness for bilateral defence cooperation and the upgrading of our Armed Forces’ equipment.

These meetings will also address issues of bilateral cooperation in many areas, from telecommunications and technological developments to education.

The agenda also includes investments, from energy to tourism and from the financial sector to the issues of new technologies.

In more detail, on Tuesday morning, the Prime Minister will meet with the leadership of the American think tank Atlantic Council, which deals with international affairs.

He will then meet with the Director-General of the International Monetary Fund, Ms. Kristalina Georgieva.

At noon, he will visit US President Donald Trump at the White House. There he will hold individual and extended meetings. After the meetings, the Prime Minister will make statements to Greek journalists.

On Wednesday morning, the Prime Minister will visit the Senate, where he will meet members of the Foreign Relations Committee, as well as the interim leadership of the House of Representatives.

He will then interview the BBC news network.

At noon, he will have lunch with expatriate organizations and later meet American investors.

In the evening, the Prime Minister will attend a reception hosted by US Vice President Mike Pence and Foreign Minister Mike Pompeo.

Upon his return to Greece, the Prime Minister will meet with each of the political leaders individually to brief them on developments in our national affairs and on Government initiatives.

Finally, on January 29, 2020, the Prime Minister will visit Paris for a formal meeting with French President Emmanuel Macron”./ibna