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    Greek Prime Minister Constantine Karamanlis arrived in London on Thursday (9 October) for talks with British ministers on the Cyprus dispute, Greece's application to join the European Common Market (EEC) and other world issues.

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    Greek Prime Minister Constantine Karamanlis arrived in London on Thursday (9 October) for talks with British ministers on the Cyprus dispute, Greece's application to join the European Common Market (EEC) and other world issues.

    It is the first official visit by a Greek Prime Minister to Britain for 11 years.

    Mr. Karamanlis began talks on the day he arrived with British Prime Minister Harold Wilson. It is expected that old quarrels over Cyprus will be played down during the visit. There is still friction between the two countries following Britain's decision not to intervene in the Turkish invasion of the Mediterranean island last year.

    But the Greeks have been encouraged by Britain's full support for their application to join the EEC. The European Commission in Brussels is due to report on the application by the end of the year and formal negotiations for Greece to become a full member by 1980 may start next year.

    Accompanying Mr. Karamanlis to London was Greek Foreign Minister Dimitrios Bitsios who held talks on the EEC application with British Foreign Secretary James Callaghan.

    The Foreign Office in London where on Thursday Greek Foreign Minister Dimitrios Bitsios met British Foreign Secretary James Challaghan. The talks mainly concerned Greece's application to join the European Common Market. So far, this has been fully supported by Britain.

    On the same day, Greek Prime Minister Constantine Karamanlis arrived at Downing Street for talks with British Prime Minister Harold Wilson. It is the first official visit by a Greek Prime Minister to Britain for eleven years. Talks centred around the EEC application and also the Cyprus dispute. Old quarrels over Cyprus were expected to be played down during the talks. There is still friction over the Mediterranean island following Britain's decision not to intervene during the Turkish invasion last year. But the Greeks have ben encouraged by Britain's support for their application to become a full member of the EEC by 1980. The European Commission in Brussels is due to report on the application by the end of this year.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAEW1KXUJPKAJEBG3OC9SBKVWEB
    Media URN:
    VLVAEW1KXUJPKAJEBG3OC9SBKVWEB
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    09/10/1975
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:12:00
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