Defence Minister Avramopoulos meets with U.S. ambassador ahead of Washington, DC trip

National Defence Minister Dimitris Avramopoulos met with U.S. Ambassador to Greece David D. Pearce at the ministry on Tuesday, his office announced, ahead of an official visit to the United States on Thursday.

They discussed issues of mutual strategic and defence issues of the area and the topics Avramopoulos will discuss with his U.S. counterpart, Chuck Hagel, when they meet in Washington, DC on Thursday.

Avramopoulos is departing for the United States on Wednesday; the visit follows an invitation by Hagel.