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Obama calls Merkel and Tsipras calling for constructive talks

Wednesday, July 8th 2015 - 08:03 UTC
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The president “reiterated that it is in everyone's interest that Greece and its creditors reach a mutually-acceptable agreement” The president “reiterated that it is in everyone's interest that Greece and its creditors reach a mutually-acceptable agreement”
Obama and Merkel noted that “their economic teams are monitoring the situation in Greece and remain in close contact” said spokesperson Earnest Obama and Merkel noted that “their economic teams are monitoring the situation in Greece and remain in close contact” said spokesperson Earnest
Greek government officials cited by the press in Athens said that Tsipras briefed Obama on the proposal that Greece will present to its creditors on Wednesday. Greek government officials cited by the press in Athens said that Tsipras briefed Obama on the proposal that Greece will present to its creditors on Wednesday.

President Barack Obama on Tuesday analyzed the Greek situation in separate telephone calls to Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras and German Chancellor Angela Merkel, the White House said. Obama began his day with a phone conversation with Merkel, followed by another call to Tsipras.

 The president “reiterated that it is in everyone's interest that Greece and its creditors reach a mutually-acceptable agreement” to allow Greece to remain in the Euro-zone, although the only way to do that is for all parties to agree on a package deal that will put Greece on the road to financial “sustainability”, White House spokesman Josh Earnest said at his daily press conference.

The spokesman acknowledged that the process for achieving that aim “is complicated,” but he said that the United States continues to encourage all parties to participate in “constructive” talks to do so.

Regarding the call to Merkel, the White House said the German leader and Obama discussed the need for “a durable agreement that will allow Greece to resume reforms, return to growth, and achieve debt sustainability within the Euro zone. The leaders noted that their economic teams are monitoring the situation in Greece and remain in close contact.”

Greek government officials cited by the press in Athens said that Tsipras briefed Obama on the proposal that Greece will present to its creditors on Wednesday.

The call between Obama and Tsipras came one day after U.S. Treasury Secretary Jack Lew telephoned the Greek leader to say that Washington wants to see a resumption of dialogue between Athens and the creditors.

Tsipras on Tuesday participated in the extraordinary summit of Euro-group leaders being held in Brussels to deal with the Greek situation.

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  • ChrisR

    Both of them should point out to Obumma that it's none of his business so go away and copulate.

    Jul 08th, 2015 - 06:50 pm 0
  • Briton

    Mr President, please, soddy offy, its none of your business.

    Jul 08th, 2015 - 07:28 pm 0
  • Englander

    He can comment providing he sticks his hand in his pocket and gives Greece a few dollars. USA has got lots of dollars after stiffing BP.

    Jul 08th, 2015 - 08:37 pm 0
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