Alternate Foreign Minister Dimitris Droutsas is in the US where he met today with U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and Deputy Secretary of State James Steinberg.
During his stay in Washington, Mr. Droutsas will also meet with the Chairman of the U.S. House Committee on Foreign Affairs, Mr. Howard Berman, and the Chairman of the Helsinki Commission, Senator Benjamin Cardin. This evening he will participate in a roundtable discussion at the Brookings Institute. On Wednesday, 3 February, Mr. Droutsas will hold meetings at the UN headquarters in New York and will speak at Columbia University. On Thursday, 4 February, the Alternate Foreign Minister will meet with UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon, with whom he will discuss, among other things, developments in the Cyprus issue following the Secretary General’s visit to Cyprus, as well as the FYROM name issue.