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24 June, 1999
Prime Minister Costas Simitis left for Argentina yesterday to attend a session of the Socialist International, followed by travel to Brazil to attend a conference between the European Union and Latin America.
The Greek PM will reportedly have talks on the sidelines of the conferences on issues dealing with globalization of the economy and its repercussions on countries, the possibility of controlling the movement of capital, combating poverty as well as common development efforts and issues concerning social justice and solidarity.
"We have covered more ground than before-we have loaned, together with other countries, Brazil during the last economic crisis. We are, in other words, at a distance of light years away from the time when Greece was concerned if it would be able to secure exchange to carry out imports for two or three days.
"We will stress the need at the discussions for a common policy on development, for the control of international capital movement. We will also stress the need for peace, for the implementation of international law," he said.
Source: Athens News Agency