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22 July, 1998
Prime Minister Costas Simitis and Defense Minister Akis Tsohatzopoulos yesterday discussed a number of foreign policy-related issues, in view of the minister's recent visit to the US.
Issues included Greek-Turkish relations, the country's armaments program as well as the Cyprus and Kosovo problems.
Regarding Kosovo, Mr. Tsohatzopoulos said later that in his view a general convergence of views on a political and diplomatic solution was emerging, with a parallel use of NATO's military potential as a means of pressure.
The minister also said the government was resolved to implement most decisions regarding the armaments program within 1998.
The two men also discussed the ruling PASOK's course towards municipal elections in the autumn, the results of which Mr. Tsohatzopoulos said he was optimistic that they would amount to a renewal of the voters' confidence.
Source: Athens News Agency