United Nations (ANA-MPA) — Greek Foreign Minister Dimitris Droutsas held a series of meetings on Friday with his counterparts from Panama, Argentina, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Ukraine, Republic of Korea as well as the UN chief’s special mediator for the Cyrpus issue, Alexander Downer, on the sidelines of an international session on disarmament.
Droutsas briefed his counterparts on Athens’ positions on several issues and on the course of the Greek economy.
On Thursday Droutsas met his counterparts from Montenegro, Armenia and Ethiopia and attended a dinner given by UN Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon in honour of the heads of state and government and representatives of UN member-states.
Droutsas briefed those present on issues of Greek interest, especially in relation to the name dispute between Greece and the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia.
His meeting with Montenegro Foreign Minister Milan Rocen focused mainly on the Balkans and their European prospects, including the name dispute, while in talks with his Armenian counterpart Edward Nalbandian they examined ways to improve bilateral relations and the relations of both their countries with neighbouring Turkey.
With Ethiopian Foreign Minister Seyoum Mesfin they discussed the issue of piracy at sea, the situation in northeast Africa and especially in Somalia and Sudan.