Politics: PM meets with top German political leadership

Prime Minister George Papandreou on Tuesday held a series of contacts here with the top leaders of German political parties.
The prime minister's contacts began with the president of the Social Democratic (SPD) party, Siegmar Gabriel, followed with a meeting with the president of SPD's Parliamentary group and former foreign minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier.

The SPD's leadership expressed support for European governance and the enactment of the eurobond, according to a briefing by government spokesman Giorgos Petalotis for reporters.

A meeting followed between the Greek prime minister and German Foreign Minister and Vice-Chancellor Guido Westerwelle, as well as with the co-chairs of the Alliance '90/Greens party, Cem Ozdemir and Claudia Roth.

The prime minister is accompanied in Berlin by Finance Minister George Papaconstantinou, Foreign Minister Dimitris Droutsas and government spokesman Giorgos Petalotis.

Papandreou will be received by Chancellor Angela Merkel later in the afternoon. Statements to reporters by the two leaders are scheduled to follow, along with a reception at the chancellery.

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