Annan heads to Athens for European Conference, high-level talks on Iraq
The Secretary-General will arrive in Athens tomorrow and will begin the series of meetings on Wednesday afternoon. He is expected to see British Prime Minister Tony Blair, German Chancellor Gerhard Schroeder and the foreign ministers of France, Germany, Russia, Spain and the United Kingdom.
On Thursday, in addition to attending the opening meeting of the European Conference, Mr. Annan is expected to meet with French President Jacques Chirac in the morning. Later, Mr. Annan will meet with Prime Minister Costas Simitis, of Greece – who extended the invitation on behalf of his country which currently holds the rotating presidency of the European Union – and Greek Foreign Minister George Papandreou.