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Tsipras-Trump meeting underway (Upd)

The meeting is scheduled to last one hour

The meeting between the US President Donald Trump and the Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras in the White House has begun.

The two leaders along with their ministers and advisors are planned to have talks that will last one hour and it will include the working dinner as well.

The meeting in the Oval Office lasted, as scheduled, 20 minutes.

At the end of the dinner the two leaders will make official statements to the journalists.

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UPDATE:

The president of the United States of America in welcoming the Greek Prime Minister in the Oval Office underlined: “As you know, Greece has gone through many difficulties in recent years, but it does a great job to come back and will definitely return”.

“And we”, continued Mr. Trump, “we are working in many different areas, such as the upgrading of the F-16 fleet”.

“We have a long-standing relationship, we have been good friends and allies,” the US president added.

“Thank you for the hospitality. I am sure we will have a very constructive meeting. I am confident of our strategic partnership and we will do our best to strengthen this cooperation”, replied Mr Tsipras.

“I am very happy to be here,” the Prime Minister continued.