Obama congratulates Greek PM

Obama called on Samaras and expressed his strong support for Greece while noting the continued solidarity between the American and Greek people.

Washington: US President Barack Obama congratulated Greek Prime Minister Antonis Samaras on his election and asked him to work closely with the European and international institutions for implementation of reform programmes.

Obama called on Samaras and expressed his strong support for Greece while noting the continued solidarity between the American and Greek people.

"The President welcomed Prime Minister Samaras` commitment to address Greece`s economic situation and urged the Prime Minister to work closely with the European Union, the International Monetary Fund and the European Central Bank in the implementation of Greece`s reform program," the White House said in a statement.
Obama also wished the Prime Minister a speedy recovery as he recuperates from his recent eye surgery, the statement said.

PTI

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