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Visit of the Minister of defense of Greece in the US postponed

Visit of the Minister of national defense of Greece Nikolaos of Panayotopoulos in the United States pending, said the Greek defense Ministry.

After an exchange of views with the Ministry of defense it was decided to postpone the visit of Panayotopoulos in the United States, the report said.

"The new date of the visit will soon be announced, once the corresponding agreement was signed with the American side. At the same time in the coming days scheduled telephone conversation between the Minister of national defense and his American colleague, mark Esper," - said the Ministry of national defence of Greece.

Visit of Panayotopoulos in the United States was scheduled on July 20-21.

That soon Panayotopoulos will visit Washington on his first official visit at the invitation of the Minister of defense Mark Esper, was announced on 13 June, when the Greek Minister at the invitation of the US Ambassador in Athens, Geoffrey R. Pyatt visited the facilities of the American military base Court in Crete.

Panayotopoulos said that defence cooperation with the United States is one of the main priorities for the two countries.

In October 2019 Greece and the United States signed an updated Agreement on mutual defense cooperation. It provides for the expansion of the us base Court, all Americans infrastructure bases Stefanovici, Larissa and Alexandroupolis, as well as the opportunity to harmonize with Greece to use any military facility on its territory. Before the United States had only one base – Court in Crete.