Continuing his tour of NATO member countries and the three Invitee
countries -the Czech Republic, Hungary and Poland- NATO Secretary
General, Dr Javier Solana, went to Greece and Spain. He met Greek
Prime Minister Costas Simitis (top left), the Minister of Foreign
Affairs, Theodoros Pangalos and the Minister of Defence, Apostolos
Tsohatzopoulos, on 4 February.
On 8 February, he went to Spain where he held discussions with
the President of the Government, José María Aznar
(bottom right), and Defence Minister, Eduardo Serra. During both
official visits, the possible deployment of NATO troops in Kosovo,
operation "Joint Guardian", as well as the main topics
on the agenda for the Washington Summit were discussed.