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13 January, 1998
Public Order Minister George Romeos held a series of protocol meetings yesterday with several new ambassadors recently accredited to Athens, including envoys from the United States, Turkey, Albania and the Czech Republic.
During his meeting with US ambassador Nicholas Burns an extensive discussion was held on the issue of cooperation between the law enforcement agencies of Greece and the US in dealing with organized crime and terrorism, as well as on training matters. Both sides stressed that cooperation so far between the two countries was excellent.
Mr. Romeos later met the Turkish ambassador, Ali Tinaz Tuygan, to whom he reiterated the Greek government's positions on the issue of Kurdish refugees.
The Greek public order minister told the Turkish ambassador that unless Ankara took effective measures, the problem will increase alarmingly.
During a subsequent meeting with the Albanian ambassador to Greece, Mr. Rodo, it was decided to supply bullet-proof vests and uniforms to a special police unit of about 100 men, formed at the initiative of the Western European Union to deal with crime in southern Albania.
Finally, Mr. Romeos had a meeting with Vladimir Zavazal, the new ambassador of the Czech Republic to Greece.
Source: Athens News Agency