01 November, 2005
Foreign Minister Petros Molyviatis, on the sidelines of Monday's UN Security Council meeting here, had meetings with a number of his counterparts of member-countries of the Council.
Molyviatis, in a statement said:” I am here in New Nork to participate in this special meeting of the Security Council, along with my counterparts of almost all the member-countries of the Security Council.
"As you know, the object of this meeting was the murder of the former prime minister of Lebanon and its consequences. The decision which was unanimously adopted expresses the determination for this matter to be fully investigated.
"It requires the cooperation of all those involved in the matter and what is awaited are the results of the Investigating Committee for it to proceed in the taking of the necessary measures."
The Greek foreign minister said that on the sidelines of the meeting of the Security Council, he had the opportunity to meet with counterparts, such as the foreign ministers of Great Britain, France, Romania and during the luncheon he was to meet U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza, mainly to discuss matters concerning the developments in the Balkans and in particular the situation in Kosovo.
Replying to a relevant question, Molyviatis said that he would not have any contact with UN special mediator on the issue of the name of the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (FYROM), Matthew Nimetz, because he was due to depart from New York on Monday night (local time), returning to Athens.
Concluding, Molyviatis expressed his optimism that Syria will cooperate for the implementation of the resolution which the Security Council approved on Monday, noting that "if it does not respond there will be sanctions."
Source: Athens News Agency