12 September, 2005
Main opposition PASOK leader George Papandreou addressed the annual meeting of the Global Progressive Forum in Milan on Saturday, speaking on the theme of "The Global Progressive Vision".
Other participants in the forum included former Danish premier and President of the Party of European Socialists (PES) Paul Rasmussen and the head of the World Trade Organization (WTO) Pascal Lamy.
Speaking after the end of the day's work at the forum, Papandreou stressed that "humanity is now in the position to plan its future" and that the leftist, democratic and socialist forces gathered at the meeting "are the ones that can answer the great and difficult problems of humanity."
He said the parties gathered in Milan had reconfirmed their desire to work together to put their ideals and values into action.
The forum will continue in the afternoon, coming to a close on Saturday night.
Source: Athens News Agency