07 October, 2005
Foreign Minister Spokesman George Koumoutsakos on Thursday said that the clarification the British EU Presidency made on October 3 regarding paragraph 7 of Turkey's negotiating framework does not constitute part of the framework.
He said that the British presidency's statement is a clarification that will be included in the minutes of the EU Council of External Relations and General Affairs' meeting and will not circulate as a document of the EU-Turkey intergovernmental conference.
Koumoutsakos added that during the discussion with the British presidency, Greece consulted the Council's Legal Service and was informed that the statement did not constitute a legal text.
Source: Athens News Agency