Samaras to meet Obama on August 8

Prime Minister Antonis Samaras is scheduled to meet with President Barack Obama in Washington next month. According to a statement released by the White House on Thursday the two leaders will meet on August 8.

The meeting’s agenda includes the issues of Greek-US defense cooperation, the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership, regional cooperation, mutual counterterrorism efforts as well as prospects for a settlement in Cyprus. The two men will also discuss development in North Africa and Syria.

According to the White House the visit will «highlight the strength of the US-Greek relationship today – bound together through enduring ties of kinship, common interests, and the NATO Alliance – and underscore the United States’ ongoing support for Greece’s efforts to reform its economy and promote a return to prosperity.”