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Greek foreign minister due in Berlin ahead of PM

Greek Foreign Minister Nikos Kotzias is due to travel to Berlin on Sunday, where he will meet with his German counterpart, Frank-Walter Steinmeier, at a time when relations between the two governments are especially tense due to disagreements over the progress of bailout talks. Bilateral relations are to top the agenda of talks.

Kotzias will be in the German capital one day ahead of a scheduled meeting there between Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras and German Chancellor Angela Merkel.

Meanwhile, Steinmeier’s spokesman, Martin Schaefer, on Friday said that Germany’s stance on Greek demands for World War II reparations remains unchanged despite pressure from several lawmakers in Berlin to consider the issue.