Government spokesman: Νegotiation on Greek debt is a national affair that the opposition has an obligation to support

Government spokesman Dimitris Tzanakopoulos on Wednesday criticised statements by main opposition New Democracy politicians regarding U.S. President Barack Obama’s visit to Athens, noting that the negotiation on Greece’s debt was an issue of national importance that the opposition parties had an obligation to support.

“The alacrity with which ND members, such as Mrs Bakoyannis and Mr. Tsiaras, rushed to forecast the failure of the visit …causes aversion,” Tzanakopoulos commented.

“Regardless of developments in the U.S. the negotiation on Greek debt is a national affair that the opposition has an obligation to support. On the contrary, and at a time when all of Europe is discussing the need for a sustainable solution for Greek debt, ND is rushing to put priority on its own petty party objectives,” he added, noting that this followed closely on the “unacceptable stance” displayed by ND leader Kyriakos Mitsotakis when talking to foreign investors a few days ago, “when he took pains to undermine the country’s effort to attract investments.”