01 April, 2005
WASHINGTON 1/4/2005 (ANA/T. Ellis)
Foreign minister Petros Molyviatis' talks in Washington earlier in the week with US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice and Undersecretary of State for political affairs Nicholas Burns were held in an excellent climate, state department deputy spokesman Adam Ereli said Wednesday, replying to questions during a regular press briefing.
On Molyviatis' meeting with Rice, Ereli said: "They had a good opportunity to discuss the full range of bilateral relations as well as regional issues. And as both foreign ministers said in their availability to the press, our relationship is strong, our relationship is cordial, we have excellent cooperation and respect for one another as allies."
"And that was, obviously, the spirit in which Under Secretary Burns conducted his meeting (with Molyviatis) as well," Ereli added.
Source: Athens News Agency