US Ambassador Pyatt thanks Secretary Mattis for his support for the alliance with Greece

“Thank you Secretary Mattis for your strong support for our alliance with Greece,” US Ambassador to Greece Geoffrey Pyatt posted on Twitter on Thursday. The tweet was accompanied by a photograph showing Greek Defence Minister Panos Kammenos meeting US Defense Secretary Jim Mattis on the sidelines of the NATO defence ministers’ meeting in Brussels.

The US ambassador will go to Ankara on Thursday to consult with US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, who is visiting Turkey.

The US embassy in an announcement on Wednesday dismissed rumours that a meeting between Pyatt and Turkey’s foreign minister will take place.