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Athens News Agency: News in English, 01-10-03

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From: The Athens News Agency at <http://www.ana.gr/>

CONTENTS

  • [01] Int'l effort to fight terrorism dominates Papandreou-Rice talks
  • [02] Weather Forecast: Sunshine on Wednesday
  • [03] Foreign Exchange Rates - Wednesday

  • [01] Int'l effort to fight terrorism dominates Papandreou-Rice talks

    03/10/2001 13:06:46

    WASHINGTON (ANA) Greek Foreign Minister George Papandreou began his high-level contacts here on Tuesday by meeting with Condoleezza Rice, the Bush administrations national security adviser, hours before he met with US Secretary of State Colin Powell.

    The Greek FM arrived in the US capital following separate meetings in Russia and Germany with his counterparts Igor Ivanov and Joschka Fischer, respectively, as a brewing US-led campaign in tandem with stepped up international cooperation against terrorism continues to dominate the worlds attention.

    Papandreou conveyed the Greek governments and Greek peoples condolences over the Sept. 11 ?air terror attacks? on New York and Washington in both his meetings, while Rice thanked the Greek FM for Athens support in various international fora as well as operational assistance for US forces.

    Rice -- the first woman to occupy the key post of national security adviser and one of US President George Bushs closest aides -- also called on Greece to actively contribute to the campaign against terrorism.

    On his part, Papandreou said Greek-American cooperation to fight the international scourge of terrorism is a ?given?, whereas an exchange of information to identify possible suspects is already underway.

    He also noted in his contacts that the campaign to wipeout international terrorism should lead to solutions for various regional conflicts long a ?thorn? in international relations, such as the Mideast problem, Balkan crises and the long-standing Cyprus issue.

    [02] Weather Forecast: Sunshine on Wednesday

    03/10/2001 10:11:24

    The weather will be sunny throughout the country on Wednesday, with some scattered cloud in eastern Macedonia, Thrace and Crete. Winds northerly, light to moderate, turning strong in parts of the Aegean. In the north, temperatures will range from 12C to 30C; on the rest of the mainland and the Ionian from 15C to 32C; and in the Aegean islands from 19C to 29C. Sunny in Athens, with temperatures between 18C and 32C. Same in Thessaloniki, with temperatures from 15C to 30C.

    [03] Foreign Exchange Rates - Wednesday

    03/10/2001 10:11:05

    Indicative tourist buying rates

    U.S. dollar 367.861

    German mark 172.829

    French franc 051.531

    Pound sterling 544.494

    Irish punt 429.202

    Belgian franc 008.379

    Luxembourg franc 008.379

    Dutch guilder 153.389

    Italian lira (100) 017.457

    Austrian schilling 024.565

    Danish kroner 45.462

    Swedish kroner 34.567

    Finnish mark 056.852

    Spanish peseta 002.032

    Portuguese escudo 001.686

    Japanese yen (100) 305.276

    Swiss franc 228.354

    Norwegian kroner 041.788

    Cyprus pound 588.504

    Canadian dollar 234.256

    Australian dollar 181.520


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