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U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE
Office of the Spokesman
Taken Questions of February 17, 1994

1. GREECE Q: Can you provide a readout of the Greek Ambassador's meeting with senior Department officials? Did the Secretary discuss the issue of the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (FYROM) with Chancellor Kohl?

A:--ASSISTANT SECRETARY OXMAN EXPRESSED TO THE GREEK AMBASSADOR OUR CONCERN WITH GREECE'S DECISION TO RESTRICT TRADE BETWEEN THE FORMER YUGOSLAV REPUBLIC OF MACEDONIA (FYROM) AND THESSALONIKI AND URGED THE GOVERNMENT OF GREECE TO REVERSE ITS ACTION.

--THE GREEK AMBASSADOR MET WITH UNDERSECRETARY TARNOFF IN HIS CAPACITY AS A MEMBER OF THE EU TROIKA. THERE WAS NO DISCUSSION OF THE FORMER YUGOSLAV REPUBLIC OF MACEDONIA.

--CHANCELLOR KOHL DID NOT DISCUSS THE ISSUE OF THE FORMER YUGOSLAV REPUBLIC OF MACEDONIA DURING HIS RECENT MEETINGS WITH U.S. OFFICIALS.

2. HAITI Q: Have U.S. officials been in contact with President Aristide this week (i.e., since the Haitian parliamentary delegation completed its work on the plan to return democracy and Aristide to Haiti)?

A:--NO. AN ATTEMPT WAS MADE TO CONTACT PRESIDENT ARISTIDE TO ENCOURAGE HIM TO MEET WITH THE VISITING HAITIAN PARLIAMENTARIANS. WE WERE UNSUCCESSFUL IN GETTING THROUGH TO HIM.(###)

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