Prime minister George Papandreou had a late-night telephone discussion with US secretary of state Hillary Clinton to discuss the developments in Egypt.

Clinton telephoned Papandreou, who outlined the prospects of the European Union but also Greece particularly to contribute constructively to the developments.

Papandreou also briefed Clinton on the EU-IMF troika delegation's visit to Athens, while Clinton reiterated the US support for the efforts being made by the Greek government and people.