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Athens Macedonian News Agency: News in English, 15-01-27

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  • [01] British PM phones Tsipras, congratulates on victory

  • [01] British PM phones Tsipras, congratulates on victory

    ANA-MPA -- British Prime Minister David Cameron on Monday spoke on the phone and congratulated the new Greek premier Alexis Tsipras.

    Cameron also welcomed Tsipras' intention to fight corruption and stressed the need for joint cooperation to combat terrorism.

    According to an announcement by the British embassy in Athens, the spokesperson of the British prime minister's office said:

    "Prime Minister Tsipras thanked the Prime Minister for the call and set out the immediate issues that his government would be focusing on, in particular in tackling Greece's economic challenges.

    The Prime Minister welcomed Prime Minister Tsipras' intention to tackle corruption and increase tax transparency across Greece and said that as a key advocate of these issues, the UK was keen to work closely with the Greek government.

    They also discussed foreign affairs, agreeing on the need to work together to tackle terrorism, in particular the threat of foreign fighters.

    They concluded that they looked forward to meeting at next month's European Council in Brussels when they could continue discussions on these issues."

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