Obama to Merkel: Athens Must Return to Sustainable Growth



Merkel_ObamaThe need for Greece to return to sustainable growth was one of the issues discussed between U.S. President Barack Obama and German Chancellor Angela Merkel in Hanover on Sunday.

The two state leaders met at an international industrial exposition in the German city and discussed crucial issues, including the refugee crisis and Greece’s bailout.

According to the UPI news agency, the U.S. President stressed to the German Chancellor the need for Europe and the International Monetary Fund to cooperate with the Greek government for “Athens to find a way to return to sustainable growth in the euro zone,” noting that “development is especially important for both the U.S. and global economy.”

The U.S. also praised the German Chancellor for handling the refugee crisis, since, as he noted Merkel is “on the right side of history.”