Obama congratulates Tsipras, says US looking forward to helping Greece return to prosperity

Obama congratulates Tsipras, says US looking forward to helping Greece return to prosperity

US President Barack Obama has congratulated newly-elected Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras on his recent election victory.

News of a phone conversation between the two leaders late on Wednesday surfaced on the Greek premier’s Twitter account, while a press statement released by the White House noted that President Obama told Tsipras that the United States, “as a longstanding friend and ally, looks forward to working closely with the new Greek government to help Greecec return to a path of long-term prosperity.”

The two men also discussed close cooperation on issues of European security and counter-terrorism, the statement said.

Πηγή: ekathimerini.com

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