Foreign ministry on upcoming Clinton visit

Talks between U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and Greek Foreign Minister Stavros Lambrinidis during Clinton's visit to Greece on July 17-18 will cover all foreign policy issues but especially the situation in North Africa, the Middle East and Libya, foreign ministry spokesman Grigoris Delavekouras said on Thursday.
Clinton is due to meet Lambrinidis on Sunday morning.
Delavekouras noted that the results of Friday's meeting of the Contact Group for Libya will be important concerning the Libya issue, while the meeting would also cover issues of Greek interest, such as developments in the Balkan region, the name dispute with the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Albania and Kosovo.
Other topics to be examined are the latest developments in the Cyprus issue and the course of negotiations for a solution, Greece's relations with Turkey and Turkey's EU accession progress and also the situation in the eurozone.
The spokesman noted that the visit was happening at a time when there was close cooperation and a very positive climate in Greek-US relations.

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