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Athens News Agency: News in English, 10-04-23

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

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  • [01] IMF head says Greek situation 'serious'
  • [02] Turkish PM in Athens on May 14.
  • [03] Droutsas, Davutoglu meeting

  • [01] IMF head says Greek situation 'serious'

    WASHINGTON (ANA-MPA/ T. Ellis) - International Monetary Fund general director Dominique Strauss-Kahn, replying to a question by the ANA-MPA, assessed that the state of the Greek economy is serious and efforts are required from the country's government and people to tackle it.

    Speaking during a press conference given in the framework of the start of the IMF and World Bank's spring conference, Kahn said that "until now we have not participated in negotiations, we merely offered technical support," while discussions with the Greek government have started.

    "It is clear that the situation in Greece is a very serious one, both from the view of Greece's macroeconomic stability, for the government of Greece, as well as a very serious situation for the Greek people," Kahn said.

    [02] Turkish PM in Athens on May 14.

    ‘urkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan and a delegation of 10 ministers will pay a two-day official visit to Athens on May 14-15.

    The announcement was made on Friday morning by Alternate Foreign Minister Dimitris Droutsas and Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu during joint statements at Tallinn, Estonia on the sidelines of an informal meeting of NATO foreign ministers.

    [03] Droutsas, Davutoglu meeting

    TALLINN (ANA-MPA/N. Melissova) - Alternate Foreign Minister Dimitris Droutsas held 30-minute talks with Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu, on the sidelines of the informal NATO foreign ministers conference here on Thursday.

    Within the next week the Turkish Foreign ministry's secretary general will also be arriving in Athens for political consultations in the framework of the activation of the mechanism inaugurated during Droutsas' visit to Ankara that was characterised positive and successful by both sides.

    As regards the content of the informal two-day conference, the 28 NATO foreign ministers discussed on Thursday the Alliance's new military doctrine and Bosnia's approach to the Organisation, while during a dinner in the evening nuclear policy and anti-missile defence were expected to be discussed.

    The Greek government has expressed support for full denuclearisation and Prime Minister George Papandreou is considering the possibility of rekindling the "Initiative of the Six" by late Andreas Papandreou, this time through the Socialist International.


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