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Eurozone survival entails support for Greece, State Dept. official says

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Reporting on a meeting between Greek Foreign Minister Dimitris Avramopoulos and US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, a senior State Department official on Tuesday said Clinton expressed the US side's "understanding and appreciation for great sacrifices that the Greek people are making in the reforms that have been deemed necessary to keep Greece in the Eurozone and to turn around its economy". The meeting with Clinton took place late on Tuesday night in New York City, on the sidelines of the 67th UN General Assembly.

"We know how difficult those reforms are, but it’s a core American interest to see the Eurozone not just survive but thrive, and that entails also supporting Greece," the same official noted. He said the meeting was an opportunity for Clinton to be briefed on the latest austerity measures and structural changes the government is untertaking, adding that "we were impressed with the seriousness of the effort".

SOURCE: ATHENS NEWS AGENCY

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