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Macedonian Press Agency: Brief News in English, 97-07-10
From: The Macedonian Press Agency at http://www.mpa.gr and http://www.hri.org/MPA.
BRIEF GREEK NEWS BULLETIN BY MACEDONIAN PRESS AGENCY
Thessaloniki, July 10, 1997
NEWS IN DETAIL
 GOVERNMENT APPLAUDS GREECE-TURKEY AGREEMENT
Athens, July 10 (MPA)The government considers the recently-signed non-aggresson pact between Greece and Turkey as a positive development and deems that the agreement constitutes a framework of principles which, if upheld, can open a new era in the relations between the two neighbors.
Greece's main opposition party New Democracy believes that the agremeent does contain certain self-explanatory principles, albeit it does add that it also contains other ponts that leave room for doubt and concern.
Yesterday, Greece's Prime Minister Kostas Simitis met with the President of FYROM Kiro Gligorov on the sidelines of the Madrid-held NATO Summit.
 CLERIDES-DENKTASH DIRECT TALKS ARE BEING CONTINUED IN NEW YORK
New York, July 10 (MPA)The direct talks between the President of Cyprus Glafkos Clerides and the leader of the Turkish-Cypriots Rauf Denktash are being continued n New York, under the auspice of United Nations chief Kofi Annan.
Mr. Annan srtatred thatr it is now the time to arrive at a fair and viable solution to the Cyprus issue.
 FYROM: EPISODES IN GOTIVAR OVER FLAG DISPUTE
Skopje, July 10 (MPA)Two persons were killed and tens of others have been injured during violent conflicts that erupted yesterday betwen Albanians and security officers in the city of Gostivar in FYROM.
The episodes, where 8,000 persons had gathered according to FYROM's official reports, erupted when the authorities of FYROM took down the flags of Albania and Turkey which were hoisted on the masts before the Tetovo and Gostivar Assemblies, as per a high court ruling.
 GREEK PARLIAMENT PRESIDENT INVITES COUNTERPART FROM FYROM TO CRETE
Athens, July 10 (MPA)The Preisdnet of the Hellenic Parliament Apostolos Kaklamanis has invited his coutnerpart fromFYROm Tito Petkovski to attend the Summit of the Assembly Presidnet of the Southeast European countries, which is to be held in November on the island of Crete.
The invitation was conveyed to Mr. Petkovski by the Chief of the Greek Liaison office in Skopje, Alexandros Malias.
 US PRESIDENT PUBLISHES BI-MONTHLY REPORT ON CYPRUS ISSUE
Washington, July 10 (MPA)United States Preisdnet Bill Clinton has publshed his bi- monthly report on the Cyopurs issue, spoanning the time period between Apruil 1-May 31 1997.
In the report, the US Preisdnet stated that he has been expecially satisfied by the decisions drawn by the Cyrpoutois and Turkish govenrments to enforce a flight moratorium in the island's air space.
According tot he Preisdnet, sucha acts should aid in reducing tension in the region and sulreyl contribute to a climate that it befiting to negotiaitons.
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