Trump to Stop in Greece En Route to Historic North Korea Meeting



U.S. President Donald Trump is expected to make a brief stopover at the Greek naval base of Souda Bay in Crete en route to Singapore to meet North Korean leader Kim Jong-un next Tuesday.

Greek daily Kathimerini reports that information about the possible stopover at Souda is limited due to security reasons.

The newspaper claims that it is not clear yet whether Trump will meet the U.S. military personnel based at Souda or if his plane will be simply stop for a refuel to complete the long journey from Canada, where he is participating in a G7 summit.

Souda Bay, on the northwest coast of the island of Crete, serves as the second largest (in numbers of battleships harboured) naval base of the Hellenic Navy and the largest and most prominent naval base for the U.S. and NATO in the eastern Mediterranean Sea.

Additionally, it features the only deepwater port in southern Europe and the Mediterranean that is suitable and capable of maintaining the largest aircraft carriers.