07 October, 2003
WASHINGTON 07/10/2003 (ANA - T. Ellis)
Athens 2004 Olympic Games (ATHOC) managing director Yiannis Spanudakis held talks here on Monday with CIA chief George Tenet and the assistant national security advisor of the White House on terrorism issues Francis Townsend, focusing on bilateral and multipartite cooperation on safely holding the Athens Olympic Games next year.
The two separate meetings, attended by U.S. Ambassador to Athens Thomas Miller, were held in a ''very good climate'', according to sources close to Mr. Spanudakis.
The managing director gave the U.S. officials a detailed briefing on the course of preparations in the sensitive sector of security, which is of particular interest for the United States.
Spanudakis will be meeting Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs Marc Grossman, the Senate's Foreign Relations Committee Chairman Richard Lugar and Senator and member of the same committee Paul Sarbanes on Tuesday.
He will also be making an address on projects and preparations for the Olympic Games at a business conference on Greece-U.S. relations being organized in Washington by the Hellenic American Heritage Council.
Source: Athens News Agency