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30 July, 1999
The first day of a second leg of talks between Greek and Turkish officials ended in Athens yesterday, after commencing in Ankara on Monday.
The two delegations of foreign ministry officials will conclude talks today on issues related to the "safety of the citizen", with discussions expected to focus on ways of confronting illegal immigration and combatting organised crime and terrorism.
Informed sources said talks yesterday covered cultural and regional cooperation issues, and were conducted in a "positive climate".
The foreign ministry officials from both countries have been appointed to discuss "low-level policy issues".
Foreign Minister George Papandreou is expected to receive the Turkish delegation in his office on Saturday.
The Greek-Turkish talks was agreed upon by Greek and Turkish Foreign Ministers George Papandreou and Ismail Cem, respectively, in New York late last month.
Source: Athens News Agency