OPINION

November 26, 1953

GREECE-US: (From a report by I.P. Dimitrakopoulos): A group of American experts who arrived in Athens three weeks ago from the US Air Force headquarters in Wiesbaden are proceeding apace with the general plan for all phases of the implementation of the US-Greek military agreement. The Greek side estimates that at a first stage, about 1,000 American military and technical personnel will arrive in Greece, the number of which will gradually be increased according to progress in the projects and bases provided for in the agreement. Fully loaded military aircraft will be able to take off and land at these bases, which will fulfill the latest technical requirements. GREECE-BULGARIA: Paris, 25 (From our correspondent Spyros Theodorou): The second meeting between the Greek ambassador to Paris, Mr Raphail, and the Bulgarian ambassador, Mr Nedelkov, was held at the Bulgarian Embassy this afternoon. Although the meeting lasted for more than an hour, neither party made an official statement. Diplomatic sources said that no progress was made toward negotiations aimed at restoring diplomatic relations.