Alternate Foreign Minister in charge of European affairs Mariliza Xenoyiannakopoulou on Monday hosted a working dinner for visiting Turkish Minister of State Egemen Bagis, who is head of Turkey's team for the EU accession negotiations. No statements were made afterward.

Bagis is in Athens to take part in a conference of new Greek business people. The visit comes just days after the European Commission unveiled its progress report on Turkey and a few days before Cyprus President Demetris Christofias and Turkish-Cypriot community leader Dervis Eroglu will be meeting United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki Moon in New York.