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09 March, 2001
The Greek and US authorities are seeking a mutually convenient date to schedule a visit by Greek foreign minister George Papandreou to Washington for a meeting with the new US secretary of state Colin Powell, it was made known Thursday.
Foreign ministry sources said the US State Department had proposed April 4 as the date for the Washington visit and meeting with Powell, but the Greek foreign ministry said that the date coincided with an "Economist" international conference in Athens that will be attended by a number of prime ministers and foreign ministers from the wider region.
According to the conference program, Papandreou is scheduled to speak at a panel scheduled that day.
The ministry sources said Athens and Washington had agreed to seek a new date, after the Easter holidays, to schedule the Papandreou - Powell meeting.
Source: Athens News Agency