Greek Premier, Constantine Karamanlis, has called for peace and co-operation with Turkey and said this would be in the interest of both countries.
SV Tanks in parade (2 shots)
CU Karamanlis on reviewing stand
SV Armoured personnel carriers pass
SV Officers on reviewing stand watch as rocket launchers pass (2 shots)
CU & SV Karamanlis watches mobile guns pass (3 shots)
CU & SV Karamanlis watches troops march past (4 shots)
GV & CU Crowds cheering as Karamanlis waves from balcony (3 shots)
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Background: Greek Premier, Constantine Karamanlis, has called for peace and co-operation with Turkey and said this would be in the interest of both countries. He added, however, that Greece must remain on the alert and must strengthen its defences to protect its territorial integrity.
The Greek Premier was speaking during a military show of strength in the north-eastern-most town of Alexandroupolis, just 23 miles (37 kms) from the Evros River which separates Greece from Turkey.
He said the river should become the point uniting instead of dividing the two countries.
During the parade, Greece showed off its newly-acquired weapons such as anti-tank missiles, mobile guns and French tanks.
Several members of the Cabinet and high-ranking army officers attended the parade.
It was an impressive display although the bulk of the Northern Army was stationed at border points