Greek PM meets UN Secretary General to discuss key political issues

UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon discussed impacts of the global economic crisis on Greece with Antonis Samaras, the Prime Minister of the financially-troubled southeastern European country.

“The Secretary-General and the Prime Minister discussed preparations for the resumption, in the fall, of negotiations to reach a comprehensive settlement in Cyprus as well as prospects for resolution of the ‘name’ issue between Greece and the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia,” a UN statement said here late Friday.

“The Secretary-General expressed the hope that both issues would be resolved soon. The interlocutors also discussed the crisis and deteriorating humanitarian situation in Syria,” it added.

“The Secretary-General briefed the Prime Minister on ongoing discussions with member states on the development of a post-2015 development agenda, including the formulation of Sustainable Development Goals, emphasizing that this constitutes a major priority for the United Nations. They both expressed concern about international terrorism and discussed means of reducing the threat”.

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