Greece’s newly elected Prime Minister pays first foreign visit to Turkey
Monday, October 12, 2009
George Papandreou, the new Greek Prime Minister, paid his first foreign visit to neighbouring Turkey on Friday. Papandreou arrived in Istanbul to attend an informal Balkan countries' ministerial meeting.
|We must unify Cyprus.|
He first visited the Cyprus. Bartholomew said Papandreou's arrival in Turkey for his first foreign visit is very important for , which are tense due to Cyprus and Aegean Sea disputes., where he said both countries must work together to unify
Later, he met with the Recep Tayyip Erdoğan and . The two prime ministers appreciated the ongoing reunification talks between the Greek and Turkish Cypriots. He also visited his then-counterpart and friend 's tomb at the Zincirlikuyu Cemetery.
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