Hillary Clinton’s recent visit to Athens received positive international press results, as Hillary declared the support of Washington in the efforts made by Prime Minister George Papandreou and his government to tackle the economic crisis.
In most publications, one can see photos of Mrs. Clinton at the Acropolis Museum, thus promoting Greek tourism, as well as statements of the “strong support” of Barack Obama for the policy of the Greek government, which aims to succeed in the country’s economic recovery.
Mrs. Clinton praised the Greek government’s determination to impose “strict austerity measures amid violent protests”, describing these initiatives as ”steps of vital importance”.
One New York newspaper underlined the progress achieved by Greece, that saved the country from a total collapse, as reported by Minister of Foreign Affairs, Stavros Lambrinidis.
In other publications and reports, it was claimed that Mrs. Clinton discreetly avoided to participate in the discussion that developed between the Europeans and the Greeks regarding solving the crisis problem, despite the full support that Hillary Clinton expressed from the U.S. side to help Greece overcome the crisis.
Among other reports, a number of articles were written about the meetings she had with the President of the Greek Republic Karolos Papoulias, Prime Minister George Papandreou, Foreign Minister Stavros Lambrinidis and Finance Minister and Deputy President of the government Evangelos Venizelos as well as her meeting with the Leader of the Opposition Party Antonis Samaras.
Meanwhile, U.S. media outlets continue to refer to the forthcoming summit on July 21st, highlighting various possibilities of its outcome.