Government spokesman: President Obama’s visit to Athens had yielded “exceptional and meaningful results”

The government will be able to get through the current difficult phase of the second review without backing down on matters of principle and get its partners to commit to specific measures for relieving Greece’s debt, government spokesman Dimitris Tzanakopoulos said in an interview with the newspaper ‘Avghi’ published on Sunday.

“We will continue the struggle to get the country out of the crisis with society still upright,” Tzanakopoulos said.

According to the spokesman, U.S. President Barack Obama’s visit to Athens had yielded “exceptional and meaningful results” and supported the effort for a debt settlement. He ruled out the possibility of early elections and attacked main opposition New Democracy and its leader Kyriakos Mitsotakis for “constantly undermining the government’s effort for a debt settlement, so that it can blame the harsh austerity that it is planning on SYRIZA, offering this as a trade-off for a debt settlement.”

A prompt conclusion of the second review and good news on the debt will mean the collapse of the “Leftist interlude theory” and Mitsotakis’ plan, Tzanakopoulos added.