The Greek Prime Minister Antonis Samaras and the American Vice President Joe Biden met to discuss the progress of Greece and the situation in Ukraine.
According to the white house, Biden contacted Samaras through phone on Thursday, the day before the Greek Independence Day celebrations at the White House. Biden thanked the Greek Prime Minister for Greece’s role in Nato. They also discussed about the upcoming elections in Ukraine and agreed that it is important to stand up to Russian aggression.
The American Vice President praised Greece’s efforts to recover as the country is fighting to deal with the major financial crisis. He told Samaras that the U.S. will support Greece’s return to growth. Finally, the two leaders discussed trade as well as the Cyprus problem.
Over the last months the international mood towards the Greek economy has changed as Greece has showed signs of recovery. The Greek government believes that it can return to the international bond market in April while Antonis Samaras on Wednesday, sent a positive message stating that “Greece is back.”
Greece’s foreign lenders have agreed to release a new aid package to Greece. However, the Greek Finance Minister, Yannis Stournaras, claimed that this would be the last aid for Greece and that the country would no longer depend on its lenders by 2016.
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