Prime Minister George Papandreou exchanges views with a considerable number of personalities, scientists and experts from around the world, including Ipek Cem, Finance Minister Evangelos Venizelos stated on Wednesday, in a document forwarded to Parliament.
The minister stressed that the daughter of the late former Turkish foreign minister Ismail Cem “has no relation, whatsoever, with services under the prime minister.”
The document by Venizelos was forwarded to Parliament in response to a question tabled by opposition Popular Orthodox Rally (LA.O.S) party MP Kyriakos Velopoulos, who cited news reports that Ipek Cem was hired as the prime minister’s advisor on "green investments".
Venizelos stressed that personal relations and contacts of this kind should not be treated with suspicion.