28 February, 2005
Athens on Friday reiterated that continuing and regular exploratory talks by high-ranking Greek and Turkish foreign ministry officials clearly demonstrate the volition of both sides for rapprochement.
"The number of meetings depends on the progress of talks. There are no other criteria," foreign ministry spokesman George Koumoutsakos told reporters on Friday.
His statement comes as members of a Greek and Turkish committee, respectively, were to convene in Athens on Friday, a day after the 29th such meeting was held in Turkey.
Koumoutsakos said the two sides will primarily discuss international issues.
Source: Athens News Agency