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22 May, 1998
British envoy for the Cyprus problem,Sir David Hannay, will visit Athens today for talks with senior foreign ministry officials. Sources said Sir David would brief Greek government officials on the visit of British Foreign Secretary Robin Cook to Ankara earlier this week.
Sir David accompanied Mr. Cook on his visit to Turkey.
The British diplomat was also expected to discuss issues related to the EU-Turkey Association Council, a meeting that was later reported as cancelled by Ankara.
Asked by reporters about an EU-Turkey Association Council meeting, government spokesman Dimitris Reppas replied:
"We believe that the Association Council can be held+and that there is margin for the council to be convened on the basis of the principles and political positions approved by the EU which have already become a legal and political reality for the Community. This reality must constitute the basis for the development of EU-Turkish relations in all sectors and on all levels."
Source: Athens News Agency