FM meets Chinese, Albanian counterparts on sidelines of UN Gen. Assembly

Foreign Minister Stavros Lambrinidis continued a series of meetings with his counterparts on the sidelines of the 66th UN Assembly here this week.
The Greek diplomat met with his Chinese counterpart Yang Jiechi, who expressed his confidence in Athens and its efforts to exit from the current economic crisis. Among others, the two officials discussed issues revolving around trade, and especially the boosting of Greek exports to China, as well as the EU-China relations ahead of an EU member-states' meeting on China.
Later, Lambrinidis met with the Albanian Foreign Minister Edmond Haxhinasto, which focused on the result of the former's recent visit to Tirana -- together with Italian Foreign Minister Franco Frattini -- as a show of support for Albania's European prospects and the implementation of necessary reforms. Additionally, they discussed Greece-Albania bilateral cooperation.
On Wednesday, Lambrinidis attended a lunch hosted by UN General Secretary Ban Ki-Moon in honor of the heads of the foreign delegations, while earlier he attended the opening of the General Assembly.
Lambrinidis is also invited for dinner hosted by US President Barack Obama at the Metropolitan Library.

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