Friday, September 10, 2010

The Greek diplomacy, priority the Balkans

Extraordinary meeting: Convening the National Council on Foreign Policy

Convened on Tuesday evening under the chairmanship of Foreign Minister Dimitri Droutsas, the National Council on Foreign Policy. In a statement representative of the Foreign Ministry Gregory Delavekouras said that the meeting will consider developments in the Balkans, the Middle East, relations with Turkey and Cyprus.

Earlier in the day, Mr. Droutsas will be received by the President of the Republic, to advise him on foreign policy.

The Foreign Minister will also participate in the cabinet will convene on Friday in Thessaloniki, and then will depart for Brussels, the informal meeting of EU foreign ministers, designed to prepare the European Council of 16 September, which will employ essentially the EU's relations with strategic partners in Asia and its relations with Turkey.

According to the representative of the ministry, Saturday and Sunday, the leadership of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs will be in Thessaloniki for the proceedings of the TIF, and Monday D. Droutsas will go back to Brussels for the General Affairs Council, which will involved and the Deputy Minister Marilisa Xenogianakopoulou.

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