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Greek FM Bakoyiannis meets with Iraqi Counterpart

(GREEK NEWS AGENDA)  Foreign Minister Dora Bakoyannis and her visiting Iraqi counterpart Hoshyar Zebari held talks in Athens yesterday and agreed on: the establishment of a Greek Economic and Commercial Affairs Office in Iraq, Greece’s assistance in the protection of Iraq’s cultural heritage, and the building of a statue of Alexander the Great in Gaugamela.  Speaking to the press after the meeting, Bakoyannis said the discussions included a review on international developments, particularly the Middle East. She also stressed Greece’s steadfast stance in favour of the unity, independence and territorial integrity of Iraq. Bakoyannis further noted that Greece was “participating in the financing of Iraq’s developmental effort” with emphasis on the improvement of infrastructures.   Ministry of Foreign Affairs: Statements of Foreign Minister and her counterpart Hoshyar Zebari, following their meeting (27.01.2009) & Bilateral Relations: Greece-Iraq