September 10, 1953

GREECE-BULGARIA: Foreign Minister Stefanos Stefanopoulos, asked to comment yesterday on a speech by the Bulgarian prime minister, Mr Cervenkov, who said that Bulgaria wished to settle its differences with the United States, Greece, Turkey and Yugoslavia, said that to date the government had had no official indication to that effect on Bulgaria’s part. (…) According to reliable sources, the Greek government will not reject in principle any proposal submitted by Bulgaria to restore diplomatic relations between the two countries. Naturally however, following the Bulgarian prime minister’s speech, Greece will be expecting a gesture to be initiated by Bulgaria. CANADIAN AID: Paris, 9 – It has been announced in the Canadian capital of Ottawa that following a Cabinet meeting, the prime minister, Mr Louis St Laurent, announced that the Canadian government had decided to donate $500,000 Canadian dollars to benefit the earthquake victims of the Ionian Islands. FRENCH AID: The French government is to adopt another village in Cephalonia in addition to Aghia Evphimia. JAMES VAN FLEET: A few days ago, US General van Fleet, the head of the Eighth Army in Korea, arrived in Athens from Izmir. The national defense minister, Mr Panayiotis Kanellopoulos, welcomed the general, mentioning his activities in Greece and the many services he has rendered to the Greek armed forces.

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