Greek foreign minister meets US Secretary of State
WASHINGTON – The relation between the US and Greece “is solid”, US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said here on Thursday while welcoming visiting Greek foreign minister Stavros Lambrinidis for talks at the State Department.
Speaking at a joint press conference and referring to the current economic crisis, Clinton said that her country hails Greece’s committment for “fiscal and structural reforms” and termed as a positive development an EU summit decision in Brussels on Thursday morning.
Lamprinidis on his part pointed to the “positive role” played by Washington adding that “things went well” for Greece.
Clinton also referred to the “long standing alliance” between the US and Greece, noting that the two countries share “common targets” as regards stability and welfare in Southeastern Europe, North Africa and the Middle East.
“The United States are looking forward to the widening, deepening and reinforcement of this relation of vital importance,” she added.
Lamprinidis, on his part, underlined the “extremely important and useful role” played by the US and Hillary Clinton, especially during “these past difficult” months. (AMNA), P.Panayiotou