According to a statement from the Prime Minister’s press office, the meeting of Kyriakos Mitsotakis with the US Secretary of State Anthony Blinken will take place at 17:30, at the Prime Minister’s residence in Chania.

Anthony Blinken arrives in Chania after Istanbul, where he had meetings with his Turkish counterpart Hakan Fidan and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, Turkey’s Anadolu news agency reported, without giving further details of the meetings.

On the table, reports Anadolu, the situation in Gaza, the ratification by Turkey of Sweden’s accession to NATO, as well as the issue of the sale of F-16s to Turkey were put on the table.

The meeting was attended by the head of MIT, Ibrahim Kalin, as well as the US ambassador to Turkey, Jeffrey Flake.

After Chania, there will be stops in Jordan, Qatar, the United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia, Israel, the West Bank and Egypt.

According to yesterday’s announcement from the press office of the Greek Prime Minister, after the Mitsotakis-Blinken meeting, a working meeting will follow, in which the Minister of Foreign Affairs Giorgos Gerapetritis, the Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs Alexandra Papadopoulou, the director of the diplomatic office of the Prime Minister, Ambassador Anna will participate Maria Boura and the special advisor for International Policy and Public Diplomacy of the Prime Minister Aristotelia Pelonis.

The importance of the Prime Minister’s meeting with the American Secretary of State in the presence and leadership of the Greek Ministry of Foreign Affairs was underlined in a televised interview by the government representative, Pavlos Marinakis.

“It is a very important meeting”, said Mr. Marinakis and pointing out that “the developments in our region will be discussed” he emphasized that “this visit marks, once again, the significant role, the leading role which Greece is playing, as a whole but also in the wider region. The agenda also includes the developments in the Middle East, overall the developments in the Eastern Mediterranean, due to the wars we have near us and of course the relations between the two countries. I consider the Greece-US relations to be at the best possible point, at the highest level,” said the government representative.