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Athens News Agency: News in English, 06-11-03

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From: The Athens News Agency at <http://www.ana.gr/>

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  • [01] PM congratulates Bulgarian President Purvanov on re-election
  • [02] New tourism season opens in November
  • [03] Greek doctor heads UNESCO committee

  • [01] PM congratulates Bulgarian President Purvanov on re-election

    Prime minister Costas Karamanlis on Friday sent a letter of congratulations to Bulgarian President Georgi Purvanov on his re-election in the presidential elections in Bulgaria.

    In the letter, Karamanlis said he looked forward to building even closer relations between Greece and Bulgaria at both bilateral level and in the framework of the European Union.

    The Greek premier assured Purvanov that the Greek people and government looked forward to welcoming Bulgaria as a member of the European Union on New Years Day 2007.

    [02] New tourism season opens in November

    The new tourism season opens in November, tourism development minister Fani Palli-Petralia told reporters on Friday after a meeting with prime minister Costas Karamanlis, whom she briefed on the course of tourism, and on her recent visit to Russia, which she said had had "very positive" results, as well as her upcoming visit to London.

    "Russia is a ripe tourism market for Greece," Petralia said.

    The minister further briefed Karamanlis on her upcoming visit to England next week, given that the largest world tourism exhibition opens in London on Monday.

    "Greece is ready to show that it is a modern, safe country, which receives 16 million tourists and honours them," she said.

    "Greece is a modern country that offers tourists high-quality services and is among the 15 most popular destinations in the world," she added.

    [03] Greek doctor heads UNESCO committee

    The UNESCO Council has selected Patrasā "Agios Andreas" General Hospital Pathology Clinic Director and History of Medicine International Foundation chairman Athanasios Diamantopoulos to be the chairman of the History of Medicine Organizational Committee.

    This is the first time that a Greek doctor has been placed at the helm of such a committee. For the past four years, UNESCO has been working on the publication of a colossal project comprising of 900 volumes, part of which will be devoted to the History of Medicine. It will consist of 60 chapters written by 40 authors. Diamantopoulos was placed in charge of this endeavor and will be the author of a number of chapters.


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