Today, Monday, the United States and Greece called for a peaceful solution to the maritime disputes in the eastern Mediterranean, with US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo starting a visit that lasts
The United States and Greece called Monday for a peaceful solution to the maritime disputes in the eastern Mediterranean, with US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo starting a two-day visit to Greece, at a time of escalating tension in the region over energy resources.
Greece andTurkey, The two NATO members, to resume preliminary talks on their conflicting claims to sovereignty over resource areas in the eastern Mediterranean after the escalation of tension between the two countries for weeks that witnessed a slight collision between Turkish and Greek warships.
The United States and Greece said in a joint statement after Pompeo met with his Greek counterpart Nikos Dendias, “The United States and Greece reaffirm their belief that maritime delimitation issues should be resolved peacefully in accordance with international law.”
“The two countries are also ready to use all appropriate means to protect regional stability,” they added after a meeting in the northern Greek city of Thessaloniki.
Pompeo previously said that “the United States is“ deeply concerned ”about Turkey’s actions in the eastern Mediterranean.