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Obama, Tsipras pledge to work with Turkey for conclusion to Cyprus talks

US President Barack Obama and Greece`re-elected Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras have agreed on the importance of working with Turkey to bring about a successful resolution to the settlement talks on Cyprus.

Obama spoke by phone with Tsipras to congratulate him on his party’s success in the September 20 elections.

A White House readout said: “President Obama noted that the United States looks forward to working with the new Greek government as it takes steps to implement needed reforms, return to growth, and achieve debt sustainability within the eurozone, including through agreement on debt relief with its creditors.
He also pledged US solidarity with Greece and the European Union in their response to the extraordinary surge in refugees and migrants, and reiterated US commitment to helping Syrians and others in need of humanitarian relief.

“The two leaders agreed on the importance of working with Turkey on these challenges, including efforts to bring about a successful resolution to the settlement talks on Cyprus,” the White House press release concluded. (CNA)

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