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Greek troops collect rebel weapons

A Greek soldier stands guard over some of the weapons handed in by ethnic-Albanian guerrillas, at Krivolak in the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia yesterday. Greece has contributed 411 troops to NATO’s arms-collection operation. In Athens, Foreign Ministry spokesman Panayiotis Beglitis called on the Skopje leadership to show ‘realism’ and, ‘working with Greece, conclude the negotiations for a mutually acceptable name’ for Greece’s northern neighbor. On Friday, President Boris Trajkovski called on the international community to disregard Greek sensitivities and recognize the ‘Republic of Macedonia.’ At this crucial point, each of us assumes his own responsibilities, carrying out his duty to PASOK and progressive forces in general, said Laliotis, who has held his present post since 1993. To ensure that the future PASOK is a harbinger of hope and victory… I assume my part of the historic duty with my candidacy for the position of secretary.