20 February, 2008
Prime Minister Costas Karamanlis conferred Tuesday with Foreign Minister Dora Bakoyannis at Maximos Mansion, the government headquarters in Athens.
Bakoyannis briefed the PM on her recent visit to the United States, the latest developments in Kosovo and Monday’s European Council decision, as well as on the imminent proposals by UN mediator Matthew Nimetz on the FYROM name issue.
Responding to a question by reporters on whether the exercise of a veto is close, the foreign minister stated “we are in the middle of a negotiation. We’ll see. I believe that seriousness and responsibility dictate that we discuss such matters in the competent bodies and make an announcement when we are ready”.
On Kosovo, Bakoyannis cited statements she made Monday stressing that Greece will make its decisions after analyzing all developments and their repercussions on regional security and national interests.
Source: Athens News Agency