Venize­los meets Kerry and Lew in Wash­ing­ton

Kathimerini English - - Front Page -

For­eign Min­is­ter Evan­ge­los Venize­los rounded off his trip to Wash­ing­ton yes­ter­day with meet­ings with US Sec­re­tary of State John Kerry and Trea­sury Sec­re­tary Jack Lew, which fo­cused on Greece’s plans for the Euro­pean Union pres­i­dency and its eco­nomic ad­just­ment pro­gram.

“I want to con­grat­u­late Greece on as­sum­ing the EU pres­i­dency, and we look for­ward very much to work­ing with them in that role, but also in con­tin­u­ing the path to­wards eco­nomic re­cov­ery,” said Kerry as he wel­comed Venize­los.

“And, step by step, we want to con­tinue to not only work on that, but [also] on our su­perb co­op­er­a­tion with re­spect to coun­tert­er­ror­ism, the Balkans, the Mid­dle East,” added the sec­re­tary.

Ear­lier, Venize­los dis­cussed Greece’s fis­cal con­sol­i­da­tion and struc­tural re­forms with Lew. Sources said that the Greek min­is­ter made it clear dur­ing the meet­ing that Athens would not ac­cept any new aus­ter­ity mea­sures.

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from Greece

© PressReader. All rights reserved.