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Macedonian Press Agency: Brief News in English, 97-08-13
From: The Macedonian Press Agency at http://www.mpa.gr and http://www.hri.org/MPA.
BRIEF GREEK NEWS BULLETIN BY MACEDONIAN PRESS AGENCY
Thessaloniki, August 13, 1997
NEWS IN DETAIL
 CLERIDES - DENKTASH TALKS CONTINUE IN SWITZERLAND
Glion, August 13 (MPA)The direct talks held between the President of Cyprus Glafkos Clerides and the leader of the Turkish-Cypriots Rauf Denktash at Montreux, Switzerland, with the main subjects of discussion being territorial security and human rights.
The Cypriot government refrained from taking a position on the documents of Diego Cordobez, the UN Secretary-General's special envoy. Mr. Denktash has ruled out the possibility of signing a joint communiqu following the end of the negotiations.
The two documents, which in essence replace Mr. Cordobez's previous documents submitted at the New York-held meeting between Clerides and Denktash, are not binding and one regards the substance of the talks, while the other concerns procedural matters.
Yesterday's meeting lasted 75 minutes and Mgrs. Clerides and Denktash tabled their views on the basic premises of the Cypriot issue. During yesterday's session of the National council, the positions where analysed and view were exchanged in regards to the two documents and potential modifications thereof.
Following today's session, which diplomats view as being the first substantial presentation of views and reactions from both sides, the National Council will convene again. A.F.
 GREECE EXPRESSES INTEREST IN BELGRADE-SKOPJE MOTOR HIGHWAY
Athens, August 13 (MPA)Greece's Foreign Minister Theodoros Pangalos has conveyed to his Yugoslav counterpart Milan Milutinovic the Greek government's interest in providing the Greek technical companies with the opportunity to participate in the construction of the Belgrade- Skopje motor highway.
The two men met in Athens yesterday and stressed the will to strengthen bilateral relations, especially in the economic sector, while they also stated that they advocate the immediate application of the Dayton Agreement with further reviews.
Mr. Milutinovic has issued an invitation to Greece's Premier Kostas Simitis for a formal visit to Belgrade. A.F.
 IOC PRESIDENT AND ITALY'S OLYMPIC COMMITTEE LEADER PRAISE "ATHENS '97"
Athens, August 13 (MPA)The President of the International Olympic Committee Juan Antonio Samaranch and the president of Italy's Olympic Committee Mario Pescande have saluted the World Athletic Championships "Athens '97", which concluded in Athens on Sunday evening.
They have both forwarded congratulatory telegrams to the President of Greece's Olympic Committee Labis Nikolaou, while Mr. Pescande also stated that the city's and the athletes' presentation was excellent. A.F.
 ALBANIA: POLICE EMBARK ON CLEAN-UP OPERATIONS
Tirana, August 13 (MPA)The police in Albania have embarked on clean-up operations in order to restore law and order in the country.
According to sources from Albania's Ministry of the Interior, police forces entered Vlore, Gjirocastra, Tepeleni and Agii Saranta which cities have been under the control of armed gangs since March. The international community has clearly stated that it will continue to provide aid to Albania as long as the country's leaders insist on restoring order. A.F.
 GREECE'S WATER POLO TEAM TO PLAY AGAINST ITALY IN SEVILLE THIS EVENING
Seville, August 13 (MPA)Greece's men's water polo team is to play against Italy this evening at the 23rd European Water Polo Meet to be held in Seville, Spain.
In the afternoon, the women's national water polo team will play against the Czech Republic at the same Championship.
Also held in Seville, the European Swimming Championships are held, along with the synchronised swimming competitions. A.F.
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