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06 July, 2000
Foreign Minister George Papandreou and his Slovenian counterpart Alois Peterl held talks here on Wednesday focusing on the European Union and the region's problems, with emphasis on Kosovo, as well as Slovenia's relations with Yugoslavia.
The two ministers also ascertained the excellent level of bilateral relations between Greece and Slovenia.
Addressing reporters, Papandreou reiterated that Greece strongly supported Slovenia's accession course to the EU, as well as its participation in NATO. He added that they also discussed regional issues, stability in the region and the possibilities of further economic cooperation between the two countries and of promoting Greek investments in Slovenia.
On his part, Peterl said he agreed with Papandreou "that indeed we should improve and further deepen our economic cooperation", while terming the two countries' interests both in the Balkans and further afield "supplementary."
Peterl further expressed his strong desire for stabilization and democratization in the region.
Source: Athens News Agency