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Greek Foreign Ministry calls back ambassador from Czech Republic

TAGS: Diplomacy

The Greek Foreign Ministry has called back the country’s ambassador to the Czech Republic in reaction to comments made earlier this month by Czech President Milos Zeman, Skai reported on Tuesday.

Speaking to the Slovakian news agency TASR last Tuesday, Zeman is reported as saying that “the Czech Republic will join the eurozone the first day after the departure, if possible, of Greece from the eurozone.”

He also reportedly said that he is “extremely disappointed that the summer negotiations between Greece and the lenders did not lead, in the end – despite its appearing quite probable – to Greece’s exiting the eurozone.”

“The Czech Republic is a member state of the European Union thanks to Greece as well,” Foreign Ministry spokesman Konstantinos Koutras said in response to the comments on Friday.

In July also, Zeman had said that he considers Greece's departure from the eurozone to a reasonable solution to its debt crisis

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