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The White House
Office of the Press Secretary
For Immediate Release

Statement by NSC Spokesperson Bernadette Meehan on National Security Advisor Susan E. Rice’s Meeting with Greek Foreign Minister Nikolaos Kotzias

National Security Advisor Susan E. Rice met today with Foreign Minister Nikolaos Kotzias of Greece.  Ambassador Rice and the Foreign Minister discussed a range of security issues in Europe and the Middle East, including Russia’s actions in Ukraine.  They agreed that full implementation of the three Minsk agreements is essential to resolving the crisis in eastern Ukraine.  On the economy, Ambassador Rice encouraged the Minister to work closely with European and IMF partners to agree on a concrete set of reforms that will set Greece on a sustainable path to growth within the Eurozone.