Eastern Mediterranean

Pompeo to visit Greek Cyprus

Daily Sabah – U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Thursday he will visit the Greek Cypriot administration to seek a peaceful solution to mounting Eastern Mediterranean tension.

Pompeo will hold talks on the island on Saturday after a trip to Doha where he will help inaugurate long-awaited talks between Afghanistan’s government and the Taliban.

The U.S. diplomat said his trip to the island of Cyprus would complement phone calls by President Donald Trump with his Turkish counterpart President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan and Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis.

The dispute “has to be resolved in a way that’s diplomatic and peaceful,” Pompeo told reporters on his plane.

“So I’ll be working on that project as well, trying to make sure that I understand the risks that are associated from the people of Cyprus’ perspective,” he said.

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