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Greece’s financial situation

Published on May 4, 2010
Telephone conversation between Nicolas Sarkozy, President of the Republic, and George Papandreou, Prime Minister of Greece – Communiqué issued by the Presidency of the Republic

Paris, May 3, 2010

President Sarkozy spoke today on the telephone to Greek Prime Minister George Papandreou.

The Head of the Greek Government warmly thanked the Head of State for France’s constant support since the beginning of the crisis and his personal action to rally the Europeans round an ambitious support plan. Mr Papandreou confirmed his and his government’s total determination to implement the recovery plan, alone capable of enabling Greece to rebuild sustainable stable growth. President Sarkozy applauded his courage and commitment and restated France’s solidarity with Greece.

President Sarkozy and Mr George Papandreou noted their identical views on the forthcoming meeting of Euro Area heads of State and government, convened for 7 May in Brussels. It is expected to confirm at the highest level Euro Area members’ support for Greece and have a first discussion on the lessons to draw from this crisis in order to strengthen Euro Area governance and cohesion./.

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