Condoleezza Rice will visit Greece and Turkey

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Friday, April 21, 2006

U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice will visit Athens and Ankara during next week by the opportunity of her participation in the NATO Foreign Ministers meeting in Sofia, Bulgaria. The State Department announced that the head of US diplomacy will meet with Greek Prime Minister Costas Karamanlis and Foreign Minister Dora Bakoyannis as well as with the Turkish prime minister, Rejep Tayip Erdogan.

In the two Mediterranean countries, Rice will have the opportunity to discuss the mutual interests between the USA and its strategic allies, Greece and Turkey. The promotion of democracy and peace in the Middle East, the Cyprus issue, the possibility of Turkey's accession in the European Union, and war against terrorism in North Eastern Europe and Asia will likely be discussed.

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