June 23, 1956

TITO AND GREECE: The recent visit by the president of Yugoslavia, Field Marshal Josip Broz Tito, to Moscow has given rise to considerable comment and concern on the international front regarding the consequences of the new rapprochement between Moscow and Belgrade. These comments are still being made and various hypotheses have been raised. Nevertheless, according to confirmed reports from diplomatic circles in Athens, the conclusion has been drawn that the revival of Russian-Yugoslav relations will not bring about any immediate changes to the foreign policy of Yugoslavia. Particularly with regard to relations between Greece and Yugoslavia, all the abovementioned sources are certain that these will not only be maintained but further strengthened, and that Field Marshal Tito in particular attributes great importance to good relations with Athens, which he will soon make an effort to strengthen. In addition to the imminent visit to Corfu by the Yugoslav president, one example of this effort is the restoration of closer cooperation.

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