Friday, March 23, 2007

Bakoyannis and UN chief discuss Athens-Skopje dispute, Cyprus, and Kosovo

Greek FM Dora Bakoyannis late Tuesday stated that there is no new UN initiative on name dispute between Greece and Macedonia. - At this time, no. He did not give me the impression that a new initiative on the Skopje issue is being prepared. The discussion was very broad and we had the opportunity to brief the Secretary Genera and his staff, which is a new staff -- and I remind you that it is the first discussion we have had -- and he was briefed on our positions and on Greece's proposals, Bakoyannis said.

ANA-MPA agency reported that the dispute between Athens and Skopje on name issue, Cyprus problem and Kosovo developments were the topics of discussion in New York between the UN Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon and Greek FM Dora Bakoyannis.

The working dinner took place at the residence of the Greek Ambassador to the UN Adamantios Vassilakis.

During the day Bakoyannis will meet US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice and her assistants John Negroponte and Nicolas Burns as well as the Speaker of the US House of Representatives Nancy Pelosi.

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