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03 May, 2001
Greece on Wednesday condemned the latest violence in neighboring FYROM, warning that such actions undermined coexistence among ethnic groups and threatened to destabilize domestic political normality.
"We condemn in the strongest manner the attacks against Albanian properties in the city of Bitola," Greece's foreign ministry spokesman Panos Beglitis said, in reference to the torching of a number of ethnic Albanian businesses in FYROM's second largest city early Tuesday following the burial of four FYROM interior ministry policemen killed over the weekend by ethnic Albanian guerrillas.
Beglitis warned that "such actions could undermine the climate of coexistence among the ethnic groups and destabilize the domestic political normality".
It was the obligation of all the political forces in FYROM to condemn the incidents, and at the same time continue efforts to complete a political dialogue aimed at consolidating the political and social stability of the country, Beglitis added.
Source: Athens News Agency