The United States closely follow the evolution of the Greek crisis. Last night, the US Treasury Secretary, Jack Lew, called Alexis Tsipras and Euclid Tsakalotos that succeeded Yanis Varoufakis on the guidance of the Ministry of Finance, to reiterate a concept already expressed by Barack Obama: the overcoming differences between Athens and creditors, to ensure the permanence of the Hellenic Republic in the Eurozone. Lew has assured the commitment to follow the situation. Yesterday Josh Earnest, White House’s spokesman, explained that the Democratic administration has always said “from the beginning, the Greek crisis is a challenge for Europe to solve.”
Josh Earnest said that the Obama administration has “always said from the beginning that (the Greek crisis) is a European challenge to be solved.” Since 2010, he told to the reporters, “we believe it is Greek’s and creditors’ responsibility to solve this problem and the US have always given their support in those efforts,” continued Earnest recalling the direct involvement of former secretary Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner and the current one Jack Lew, who ” continued to provide American’s point of view about those efforts .”
Japan also hopes that the issue will be resolved as soon as possible. Finance Minister Akira Amari, after his American fellow Jack Lew, expressed the hope that Greece and the EU resume negotiations to find a winning solution for all parties after the outcome of the Greek referendum. Amari claimed, without providing details, that Greece has already made many spending cuts and now he understand why Greeks are frustrated by recent developments.
Spain, however, recalls Athens’ sense of responsibility. Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy said he was in favor of new aid to Athens, on the condition that the government Tsipras undertaked the path of reform. “Greece must know that we are ready to help – said Rajoy – but we also need reforms for growth and for jobs.” “Solidarity, yes , but accompanied by responsibility,” he added.