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19 December, 2000
Greek Foreign Minister George Papandreou on Monday was received by the King of Nepal Biredra Bir Bikrham Sah Dev and met with the Prime Minister of the country Giriyia Prashad Koyrala.
Papandreou is on a three-day visit to Nepal, the first by a Greek foreign minister to that country, as part of a tour to the subcontinent, since this visit will be followed by tours of Bangladesh and India.
Papandreou briefed Koyrala on the Greek positions regarding the Cyprus issue and conditions in the Balkans and discussed with him bilateral cooperation in electric energy production, as well as scholarship grants for Nepalese students in Greece.
Koyrala raised with Papandreou the need of the subcontinent for stability, being a country surrounded by neighbors with nuclear capabilities.
Source: Athens News Agency