US wants to help Greece emerge from crisis, says Kerry


The United States wants to help Greece emerge from economic crisis, Secretary of State John Kerry said on Friday, after the country was forced to accept a third international bailout with austerity conditions to avoid being ejected from the eurozone.

Speaking at the start of talks with leftist Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras, Kerry said: “I appreciate the way in which you have been approaching the economic reform effort and the challenges of the debt.”

“It's not easy, and we want to try to be as helpful as we can to see Greece come out of this,” he said.

Tsipras replied: “I want to show you that Greece remains a (field) of stability in the region.”