December 10, 1953

GREECE-WEST GERMANY: Yesterday morning the new ambassador of West Germany, Mr Kort, arrived in Athens. The new ambassador had also served here before the war, as embassy secretary. GREECE-EAST GERMANY: Berlin, 8 – Greece and East Germany signed a trade agreement today, valid for one year. GREECE-ALBANIA: Greece’s reply to the Albanian government has been submitted to the UN. The Albanian authorities have been asked to respond to their Greek counterparts on the question of the replacement of markers at the countries’ common borders. Reservations have also been expressed regarding the issue of Northern Epirus. GREECE-BULGARIA: A protocol on the replacement of markers along the Greek-Bulgarian border has been signed in Plovdiv. GREECE-POLAND: A five-member Polish delegation arrived in Athens yesterday to negotiate the signing of a bilateral trade agreement. GREECE-CZECHOSLOVAKIA: Talks in Athens for the purpose of signing a trade agreement with Czechoslovakia are proceeding satisfactorily.