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Athens Macedonian News Agency: News in English, 15-09-30

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

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  • [01] We care for the welfare of our people, FM Kotzias says
  • [02] IMF 'ready to work with Greece,' director Lagarde tells Economy Min. Stathakis in Washington DC

  • [01] We care for the welfare of our people, FM Kotzias says

    ANA/MPA---A trilateral meeting of the Foreign Ministers of Greece, Cyprus and Egypt was held on Tuesday on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly in New York.

    In his statements, the Greek Foreign Minister Nikos Kotzias said that the three ministers prepared the tripartite meeting to be held in Athens.

    "We care for the welfare of our people, the stability and stabilization of the region, the fight against extremism, protecting the communities existing throughout the Middle East, both cultural and religious ones," Kotzias stressed and invited both of them to visit Athens on October 18-20 for the conference on the protection of the populations of the Middle East.

    The Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh Shukrik said that they discussed political, economic and social issues, relating to the strengthening of ties between their countries while addressing the challenges related to conflicts in the region.

    On his part, the Cyprus' Foreign Minister Ioannis Kassoulides said: "We had a substantial discussion on issues concerning our region, the relations of Egypt with the EU, the issue of Syria, terrorism and refugees. We also discussed about Libya."

    [02] IMF 'ready to work with Greece,' director Lagarde tells Economy Min. Stathakis in Washington DC

    ANA-MPA - The International Monetary Fund (IMF) is prepared to work with the Greek government to promote its agenda of reforms, its managing director Christine Lagarde told Greek Economy Minister Giorgos Stathakis, according to government sources on Wednesday (Greek time).

    Stathakis is accompanying Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras to New York, and travelled with him to Washington, DC on Tuesday in order to meet with Lagarde.

    The meeting was the first contact Lagarde had with the new Greek government. According to sources, they discussed recent developments in the Greek economy, bank recapitalisation, the country's debt and the path to the economy's revival, while the Greek side reiterated the need to introduce measures for social cohesion.

    The meeting, according to sources, was also attended by IMF European department director Poul Thomsen, Greek Ambassador Christos Panagopoulos and Greek representative to the IMF Michalis Psalidopoulos.


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