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26 October, 2002
Greece and Turkey agreed to postpone the military exercises they had planned for November, Prime Minister Costas Simitis announced on Friday here, during a press conference at the end of an informal EU summit.
Specifically, Greece and the Greek-Cypriot sides postpone the ''Toxotis'' and ''Nikiforos'' exercises and Turkey postpones the ''Tavros'' exercise, Simitis said.
The Greek premier said that this development proves a dynamic for the formulation of positions that will secure even better Greece's interests in the political and economic sector, as well as in the sector of Greece's international relations.
On his part, Foreign Minister George Papandreou stressed that this decision contributes to the creation of a climate of trust in Eastern Mediterranean.
Source: Athens News Agency