26 September, 2006
Foreign Minister Dora Bakoyannis was due to arrive in Washington on Monday night (dawn of Tuesday, Greek time), for a series of contacts, including a meeting with U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, President George W. Bush's national security advisor Steve Hadley and Energy Secretary Samuel Bodman.
During her two-day visit to Washington, Bakoyannis will meet with members of Congress, among them also with Senator Hillary Clinton.
Her discussions are expected to focus on the Greek Presidency of the UN Security Council, bilateral cooperation, international matters such as the situation in the Middle East and the Balkans, the Cyprus issue, Turkey's European prospects and energy safety.
Bakoyannis will speak at Washington's Centre of Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) on the theme "Unified Strategy for South East Europe: The role of Greece". After the speech, she will attend a luncheon with CSIS members and with other associates of foundations of foreign policy.
She will also speak at Georgetown University where she will attend the inauguration of the new Greek studies faculty which is founded at the specific university. Finally, she will inaugurate the new building of the Greek Embassy in the U.S. capital.
Source: Athens News Agency