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US Vice President visits Turkey and Greece

The U.S. Vice President Joseph Biden, who is visiting Turkey for talks on the Armenian-Turkish relations, before going to Greece to discuss economic issues, Tony Blinken, national security adviser to the vice president, said in a briefing with reporters.

“In Ankara, (Vice President) meet with the head of the Turkish state (Abdullah Gul), then he will travel to Istanbul to attend the World Summit of entrepreneurs, organized by the Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan” Blinken said.

According to him, Biden will meet with President and Prime Minister of Turkey on a range of issues including the development of trade between the United States and Turkey, as well as the prospects of normalization of Armenian-Turkish relations .

After his visit to Turkey, the U.S. Vice President will travel to Greece to meet with Prime Minister of the country Lukas Papadimos and President Karolos Papoulias.

According to Mr. Blinken, Biden plans to bring the Greek people the support expressed earlier by U.S. President Barack Obama, and to encourage the implementation of anti-crisis measures.

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