Assistant Secretary of State for Political-Military Affairs Lewis Travels to Türkiye and Greece – United States Department of State

Assistant Secretary of State for Political-Military Affairs Jessica Lewis travels to Türkiye and Greece, April 4-9, 2024, where she will meet with senior civilian and military officials to discuss security cooperation, defense trade, and shared regional security challenges with two key NATO Allies.

In Ankara and Istanbul April 4-6, Assistant Secretary Lewis will meet with senior officials to build on the recent U.S.-Türkiye Strategic Mechanism ─ a results-oriented, forward-looking, positive bilateral agenda that advances shared objectives and addresses emerging global challenges. Assistant Secretary Lewis will also tour a Turkish munitions plant and meet with international defense industry representatives to stress the urgent need for enhancing the Alliance’s defense capabilities.

In Athens April 6-9, Assistant Secretary Lewis will hold consultations with senior defense and foreign ministry officials. Assistant Secretary Lewis will discuss cooperation on Greece’s military modernization priorities including Greece’s purchases of U.S. defense articles. She will also discuss U.S.-Greek cooperation on security issues such as assistance to Ukraine as well as maritime cooperation such as counterterrorism and counterpiracy efforts.

For further information, please contact the Bureau of Political-Military Affairs, Office of Congressional and Public Affairs at PM-CPA@state.gov and follow @StateDeptPM on Twitter.

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