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Samaras: Results of US Visit Excellent

Prime Minister Antonis Samaras characterized the Hellenic Initiative event he attended in NY as "very emotional."

The Hellenic Initiative banquet entitled Investing in Greece was addressed by Prime Minister Antonis Samaras and former US President Bill Clinton.

The premier expressed his appreciation to organizers and noted that their presence was "sending out a unique energy", underscoring that "if all these people offer their help till the end Greece will be given a very considerable boost".

The PM said that the future of the young people is everyone's greatest concern, adding that it was his concern as well, noting that this was the purpose of his trip to the United States. The goal is to reduce unemployment, attract new investments and create new jobs, he stated.

Referring to his contacts in the United States he said that they were "excellent".

Addressing the Hellenic Initiative event, former US President Clinton stressed that he will do everything in his power to help Greece.

He referred to his visit to Athens in July 2012 and the meeting he had with the Prime Minister, noting that they share the same optimism as regards the future of Greece.

Mr. Clinton spoke of global and regional developments and expressed confidence that the Greek people will rebuild their country.

The Greek PM and the former US president held a on the sidelines of the event.

The Hellenic Initiative (THI) is a global, nonprofit, secular institution whose vision is to mobilize the Greek diaspora and philhellene community to support sustainable economic renewal for Greece and its people.