New Democracy hails Obama visit


Opposition New Democracy on Tuesday hailed the arrival to Greece of Barack Obama, as the outgoing US president starts a farewell tour of Europe and Latin America with a two-day visit to Athens.

“New Democracy welcomes President Obama and looks forward to a visit that will be useful and productive for Greek interests,” the conservative party said in an announcement.

“For New Democracy, ties of mutual cooperation with the United States of America constitute a fundamental part of our national strategy,” the announcement said. “New Democracy did not just discover America today, but exercises policy on the basis of enduring national interests and the country’s strategic orientation.”