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02 April, 1999
Alternate Foreign Minister Yiannos Kranidiotis and Deputy Interior Minister George Floridis left for Skopje yesterday aboard a Hellenic Air Force C-130 loaded with humanitarian aid for the neighboring country.
The aid, for refugees arriving from war-torn Kosovo, includes 20 tents, 4.5 tons of foodstuff and five tons of pharmaceutical supplies. Greece began sending shipments of humanitarian assistance to the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (FYROM) earlier this week.
A second C-130 took off for Tirana yesterday with 80 tents and an ambulance.
In addition, 50 trucks with supplies departed for Albania yesterday and a further 500 could be ready to leave within the next few days.
While in Skopje, Mr. Kranidiotis and Mr. Floridis will have talks with FYROM officials.
Source: Athens News Agency