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14 September, 2001
A meeting of Greek and Turkish officials in Athens ended on a positive note, foreign ministry spokesman Panos Beglitis said on Thursday.
The meeting between the political directors of the Greek and Turkish foreign ministries, Alexandros Skopelitis and Yigit Alpogan respectively, had examined the implementation of bilateral agreements related to tourism, the environment, economic cooperation and non-military aspects of confidence building measures.
The spokesman said that progress was made during the talks, and that the two sides had agreed to discuss the issues again at their next meeting in Ankara in March.
Both countries wanted the talks to progress, Beglitis added, and the climate was very positive but there were no specific measures to announce at this time.
Greek Foreign Minister George Papandreou is to meet his Turkish counterpart Ismail Cem at the end of September on the sidelines of the UN general assembly in New York.
Source: Athens News Agency