US envoy: Key role for Greece
A week before a scheduled visit to Athens by US President Barack Obama, American Ambassador Geoffrey Pyatt yesterday emphasized that Greece is an island of stability in a volatile region and that the country’s success is linked to the success of the European Union.
Pyatt made his comments during a meeting with Parliament Speaker Nikos Voutsis. The two men’s talks focused on the political situation in their respective countries, the state of Greece’s economy and the refugee crisis.
Pyatt also met with Deputy Prime Minister Yiannis Dragasakis for talks that focused on the meetings Obama is to have in Athens next week.