Press release

PM phone call with Alexis Tsipras

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Prime Minister David Cameron called Alexis Tsipras to congratulate him on being elected as the new Greek Prime Minister.

Following the call, a Downing Street spokesperson said:

Prime Minister Tsipras thanked the Prime Minister for the call and set out the immediate issues that his government would be focusing on, in particular in tackling Greece’s economic challenges.

The Prime Minister welcomed Prime Minister Tsipras’ intention to tackle corruption and increase tax transparency across Greece and said that as a key advocate of these issues, the UK was keen to work closely with the Greek government.

They also discussed foreign affairs, agreeing on the need to work together to tackle terrorism, in particular the threat of foreign fighters.

They concluded that they looked forward to meeting at next month’s European Council in Brussels when they could continue discussions on these issues.