Prime Minister George Papandreou will chair a cabinet meeting on Wednesday morning, it was announced on Tuesday evening.

Earlier in the day, the premier will chair a meeting of the Government Council of Foreign and Defence affairs (KYSEA).

The prime minister will then depart for Brussels where he will be meeting with European Council President Herman Van Rompuy.

On Thursday, Papandreou will travel to Paris for a meeting with French President Nicolas Sarkozy.