29 December, 2005
The year that is coming to a close was a good year for Greece, allowing for optimism in the coming year, foreign minister Petros Molyviatis said Wednesday, speaking to reporters after a meeting with Prime Minister Costas Karamanlis.
"The year that is coming to a close was a good year for our country. We achieved our (foreign policy) targets, and the country's international position was strengthened.
Consequently, in the coming year, we may look forward to a safe and smooth course for Greece on the international scene," Molyviatis said.
Asked whether he would remain in the foreign ministry in the event that a rumored government reshuffle actually takes place, Molyviatis said "I am not concerned by the reshuffle issue".
Questioned whether he was prepared to leave the ministry if the prime minister requested him to, Molyviatis reiterated that he was not concerned with the reshuffle issue, adding that "everyone accepts the prime minister's decisions".
Source: Athens News Agency