US to participate in meeting between Greece, Cyprus, and Israel



The Trump administration has expressed interest in the upcoming trilateral meeting between Greece, Cyprus and Israel that it will be sending US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo.

The announcement came on Friday from the US Department of State confirming Pompeo will participate in the upcoming trilateral meeting of Israeli, Greek and Cypriot heads of state and government that is taking place in Jerusalem on March 20, which he will be taking part in for the first time.

Pompeo will be in Jerusalem during the second leg of a tour that will also take in Beirut and Kuwait City.

A State department's press release said that Pompeo will discuss "key energy and security issues facing the Eastern Mediterranean region" during the trilateral summit.

Concerning the wider spectrum of issues during Pompeo's visit to Israel, the State Department said:

"In Jerusalem, the Secretary will meet with Israeli officials to engage on critical regional issues, including countering the Iranian regime’s malign influence and reaffirming the United States’ unwavering commitment to Israel’s security. The Secretary will also discuss the Administration’s dedication to monitoring and combatting anti-Semitism."