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Kotzias to discuss Cyprus problem during meetings in the US

Greek Foreign Minister Nikos Kotzias

Greek Foreign Minister Nikos Kotzias will discuss the Cyprus problem during the contacts he will hold next week with high ranking officials of the US government and the United Nations, in Washington and New York.

Kotzias, who arrived on Friday in Washington, will hold a meeting on Monday with his American counterpart Mike Pompeo at the State Department.

The programme of his contacts includes also a meeting with President Trump’s National Security Advisor John Bolton on Tuesday afternoon and meetings with senior members of the Senate and the House of Representatives.

He will meet with members of the Greek – American community in the framework of the 34th Annual PSEKA Conference, starting its works on Tuesday.

Among the issues that will be addressed during his meetings are Greek – American bilateral relations, developments in the region and Greece’s geostrategic role, Greek-Turkish relations, the Cyprus problem, the ongoing name talks between Greece and Skopje, and the Western Balkans.

On Wednesday he will meet UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres in New York. The negotiations between Greece and FYROM to resolve the Macedonia name dispute and the Cyprus problem are expected to be the focus of the meeting.

While in New York, Kotzias is also expected to have a meeting with Jewish organisations.

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