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U.S. Department of State
96/09/24 Remarks with Greek ForMin Theodhoros Pangalos
Office of the Spokesman



                        U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE
                         Office of the Spokesman
                          (New York, New York)



For Immediate Release                          September 24, 1996



                              REMARKS BY
                 SECRETARY OF STATE WARREN CHRISTOPHER
                                 AND
              GREEK FOREIGN MINISTER THEODHOROS PANGALOS
                    PRIOR TO THEIR BILATERAL MEETING

                            Waldorf-Astoria
                           New York, New York
                           September 24, 1996


QUESTION:  Mr. Secretary, are you planning anything (particular) as far 
as Cyprus is concerned, or the Greek-Turkish problem?

SECRETARY CHRISTOPHER:  Well, this was not to be a question-and-answer 
session, but I did want to take this moment to first welcome Foreign 
Minister Pangalos.  I can't pass up the opportunity to congratulate 
Minister Simitis and the Foreign Minister on your very strong victory.  
We've developed a close working relationship with their government, and 
we look forward to a continuation of that.  We have a broad range of 
issues, including Cyprus and others, and the Minister and I will be 
touching on those here today.  I do want to say that I think 
congratulations are in order to the Minister and the Prime Minister and 
their government for a very strong victory.  Perhaps we can stand and 
shake hands.  I congratulate you in that way.  Thank you very much, Mr. 
Minister.


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