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Obama & Papandreou Discuss Issues After EU Summit

Prime Minister George Papandreou had a 20-minute telephone discussion with U.S. President Barack Obama on Friday.  The call focused on the EU summit, developments in Libya and Friday’s 190th anniversary of the 1821 Greek Revolution against Ottoman rule.
Greek government spokesman Yiorgos Petalotis said Obama called Papandreou, currently in Brussels where the two-day EU summit took place.  The President congratulated him on the occasion of the March 25th anniversary, while the two leaders also exchanged views on the outcome of the summit and on developments in Libya.
Regarding the summit and the Greek economy in general, Obama acknowledged Greece’s course regarding the recovery of its economy, Petalotis stated.
The U.S. President also expressed satisfaction with the EU summit results, considering them satisfactory for Europe and also for Greece, adding his support for Greece’s efforts to exit the crisis, Petalotis claimed.
The two leaders further discussed the situation in Libya, and Obama noted Greece’s geo-strategic position in the Mediterranean. They also discussed the decisions that need to be adopted by the international community to face the crisis in Libya, the Greek government spokesman added.
(source: ana-mpa)

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