05 August, 2006
Main opposition Panhellenic Socialist Movement (PASOK) leader and President of Socialist International (SI) George Papandreou will visit Finland on Monday, following an invitation by Finnish Foreign Minister Erkki Tuomioja.
He will meet with Tuomioja, whose country currently holds the EU rotating presidency, on Monday afternoon and later attend a dinner hosted by the Finnish minister, with the participation of politicians and foreign ministers from the Scandinavian countries.
PASOK Spokesman Nikos Athanassakis announced on Friday that Papandreou will also meet Norwegian Foreign Minister Jonas Gahr Store, who is co-president of SI's Committee for the Middle East.
Talks at the dinner and at the meetings, will focus on the Middle East and Iran as well as on Turkey's EU accession course, given that during the Finnish EU presidency crucial decisions are expected, and the Cyprus issue.
Source: Athens News Agency