Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras and his French counterpart Bernard Cazeneuve in a meeting on Friday confirmed Greece and France's close ties, solidarity and mutual support.France's support to the great challenges that Greece faced has been invaluable, said Tsipras, noting that Greece will emerge stronger from the crisis and this will mark the opportunity to play a more substantial role in the eurozone, not only as a stabilizing factor, but also as a country with very significant potential for investments and a strong presence in the wider European economic area.
Moreover, he said that "our countries have deep and historical ties" and expressed confidence that "the Greek-French cooperation can pass to a much more essential phase, since Greece will emerge stronger from this crisis."
On his part, Cazeneuve reiterated France's confidence in the ability of the Greek economy to recover, underlining that "the results confirm it, as they are stunning, spectacular."
The French prime minister referred to the common will to overcome the crisis of the euro zone in α spirit of trust. He also referred to the will to overcome the refugee crisis, "which has made us to act together effectively on asylum issues and the difficult conditions experienced by refugees."