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02 November, 2002
Foreign Minister George Papandreou met with US ambassador in Athens Thomas Miller on Friday for a half-hour meeting, as talks revolved around the Iraq crisis, the Cyprus issue and the upcoming general elections in Turkey.
Other topics included Greeces upcoming EU presidency in the first half of 2003 as well as the Unions security and defense policy.
Asked about recent press speculation citing a comprehensive Cyprus solution, Miller said that a step-by-step procedure should be undertaken.
US Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs Marc Grossman, meanwhile, will arrive on Monday for talks with Papandreou. Statements to the press are expected after the early afternoon meeting.
Finally, in an unrelated development, Papandreou is scheduled to speak at a banquet hosted by the Hellenic American Chamber of Commerce on Monday to commemorate its 70th year of operation.
Source: Athens News Agency