24 January, 2008
The United States on Wednesday hailed Greek Prime Minister Costas Karamanlis' visit to Turkey.
State Department deputy spokesman Tom Casey said “…we have always believed it's very important for our two good friends and NATO allies, Greece and Turkey, to be able to work with one another and to be able to work through some of the differences, historical and otherwise, that they've had.
"Certainly we welcome any and all diplomatic contacts and certainly view this visit as an opportunity for our two good friends to be able to get together and continue their dialogue and discussions.”
Asked on U.S.-Greek relations the spokesman said:
"The relationship between our two countries is the best it's been in decades. And we have excellent relations with the prime minister and foreign minister, and are grateful to both for their strong support of a closer U.S.-Greece alliance during their time in office."
Source: Athens News Agency