FM concludes London visit

Greek Foreign Minister Dimitris Droutsas concluded a two-day visit here on Thursday after meeting with British Deputy Foreign Minister David Leadington, who is responsible for southeastern Europe and NATO.

Droutsas held talks on Wednesday with Foreign Secretary William Haig as well as with new opposition Labour Party leader Ed Miliband.

Speaking to reporters at the end of his talks, the Greek foreign minister said his meeting with Haig focused on developments in Egypt, illegal immigration and the European prospects of western Balkan coutries.

Droutsas departed for New York City where he will meet with United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon on Friday.

FM due in New York, meeting with UNSG

Greek foreign minister Dimitris Droutsas is due to arrive on Thursday in New York, where he will meet with UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon the following day.

Droutsas and the UN chief will mainly discuss the Cyprus issue ahead of the secretary general's report, which will be submitted to the UN Security Council by the end of the month.

Other topics of discussion will be the FYROM name talks and the situation in the Middle East.

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