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04 November, 1999
Advancing peace and stability, together with boosting private investments in the Balkans, will be among the top issues on the agenda of talks between US President Bill Clinton and Premier Costas Simitis during the president's upcoming state visit to Athens, US ambassador to Greece Nicholas Burns said yesterday in Thessaloniki.
"One of the items of top priority to be discussed by President Clinton is how he can work together with Greek Premier Costas Simitis and the Greek government to advance stability, peace and private investments in the Balkans," the US envoy said.
Mr. Clinton will visit Greece from Nov. 13 to 15. He will also be making an official visit to Turkey Nov. 15-17 ahead of an Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) summit in Istanbul on Nov. 17-19, before going on to Italy and Bulgaria Nov. 20-21 and 21-23, respectively.
PM to confer with party leaders:
Government spokesman Dimitris Reppas said yesterday that Mr. Simitis would hold meetings with leaders of parliamentary political parties to discuss Mr. Clinton's visit.
Mr. Simitis is expected to meet tomorrow with Communist Party of Greece Secretary General Aleka Papariga, Coalition of Left and Progress leader Nikos Constantopoulos and Democratic Social Movement party leader Dimitris Tsovolas.
The premier will meet with main opposition New Democracy party leader Costas Karamanlis on November 11.
Source: Athens News Agency