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11 March, 1999
Foreign Minister George Papandreou and his Bulgarian counterpart Nadezda Michailova yesterday announced an initiative to convene a Balkan foreign ministers' conference on the Kosovo issue before the crucial second round of negotiations in Rambouillet, France.
"Despite the difficulties in the Balkans, there is a simultaneous political will for regional cooperation, with a view to solving problems," said Mr. Papandreou at a brief press conference after completing their talks late in the evening.
Source: Athens News Agency