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Athens News Agency: News in English, 08-09-06

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  • [01] PM inaugurates 73rd TIF

  • [01] PM inaugurates 73rd TIF

    Prime Minister Costas Karamanlis officially inaugurated the 73rd Thessaloniki International Fair (TIF) on Saturday morning and then toured the pavilions and exhibition site after a blessing service.

    Visiting the development ministry pavilion he saw a robot displayed by the Research and Technology Foundation, while at the education ministry pavilion he was shown one of the 5,000 laptops distributed to students by Education Minister Evripidis Stylianidis.

    At Thessaloniki municipality's pavilion, Mayor Vassilis Papageorgopoulos handed the premier a resolution with the demands of various bodies in the city.

    Karamanlis also visited a pavilion set up by the fire brigade and police, while outside that of the Thessaloniki prefecture he was met by boys and girls dressed in traditional costume dancing Pontian dances.

    PM visits ANA-MPA pavilion

    During his tour of TIF, the prime minister also stopped at the pavilion of the ANA-MPA, where the ANA-MPA General Director George Tambakopoulos showed him the agency's website on the Internet, the news programme broadcast by the agency on the Internet and a small broadcasting studio.

    Karamanlis was accompanied by Minister of State Theodoros Roussopoulos, who is responsible for press issues, and the head of the prime minister's press office Giannis Andrianos.

    After visiting the TIF-HELEXPO's administration and exhibition premises, the premier will address representatives of producer classes at the Vellidio Convention Centre in the evening.

    The prime minister's visit to Thessaloniki will be concluded at noon on Sunday with the customary press conference at the same venue.

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