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12 October, 2001
There was no issue of participation of Greek military forces in the event of ground operations in Afghanistan, the government spokesman said Thursday.
The spokesman, Dimitris Reppas, expressed hope that such an issue would not arise in the future "and we hope that the participation of other forces will not be required".
Replying to questions prompted by a newspaper report claiming that 800 gas masks had been purchased by the Greek Parliament, said that there existed the framework set out by the Health ministry, "but there is nothing concerning purchases by the Greek parliament as stated in the report".
Asked if additional security measures would be taken, Reppas said that if developments ensued which could not be foreseen at this point then that prospect would be examined.
Source: Athens News Agency