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Athens News Agency: News in English, 07-05-26

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

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  • [01] Greek PM Karamanlis arrives in Vietnam
  • [02] Tourists flock to northern Greece

  • [01] Greek PM Karamanlis arrives in Vietnam

    Greek Prime Minister Costas Karamanlis arrived in Hanoi, Vietnam, on Saturday evening following a six-day tour of Australia. Karamanlis is accompanied by Foreign Minister Dora Bakoyannis and Deputy Foreign Minister Theodoros Kassimis. On Sunday, Karamanlis will lay a wreath at the Monument to Heroes and Martyrs, and another wreath at the Ho Chi Ming Mausoleum, followed by talks with Vietnamese Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung.

    Afterwards, a tourism cooperation agreement will be signed and statements made to the press.

    Karamanlis will also attend an official lunch hosted by Dung, followed by a meeting with Vietnamese President Nguyen Minh Triet.

    The Greek prime minister will depart Vietnam on Sunday afternoon (local time), and is expected to arrive back in Athens shortly before midnight Sunday (Greek time).

    Caption: ANA-MPA/EPA file photo of Vietnamese Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung. EPA/DITA ALANGKARA/POOL.

    [02] Tourists flock to northern Greece

    A great number of tourists from Serbia, Bulgaria and the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (FYROM) have flocked to northern Greece these past few days, crossing into Greece with coaches and private cars. They took advantage of the three-day vacation period leading to the Holy Spirit religious holiday on Monday, May 28. The main bulk of the tourists headed to the shores of Pieria and Halkidiki.

    A senior customs officer at the Serres border post told the ANA-MPA on Saturday said that over the past two days, tourist arrivals from Bulgaria increased by more than 60 per cent compared to the previous weekend, while on Saturday, from 6 a.m. to 11 a.m., sixty coaches with visitors from Serbia and FYROM passed from the Evzones customs post.

    Caption: ANA-MPA file photo of tourists visiting Greece.


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