US-Treasury’s Assistant Secretary for International Finance Charles Collyns had a meeting with Greek Finance Minister Yiannis Stournaras in Athens on Wednesday morning.
According to Greek media, Charles Collyns expressed the support of US-Finance Secretary Tomothy Geithner to Greece and his confidence to Greek efforts. Furthermore Collyns expressed the concerns of Obama administration regarding the worsening of the debt crisis in the euro area and listed Washington’s positions abou the efforts that should be gradually made in order to overcome the economic crisis.
Only recently Timothy Geithner had urged the European leaders to be more aggressive in addressing these problems.
Yinannis Stournas briefed Collyns on the situation of the Greek fiscal condition and the key challanges of the Greek economy.
Charles Collins, a close associate of the US-Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner, is a distinguished economist with long tenure at the International Monetary Fund and responsible for the field of International Economic Relations. He is an old classmate and close friend of Yiannis Stournaras, Greek media reported.
US-envoy Charles Collyns has been dispatched to Athens and Rome to discuss the economies of Greece and Italy with senior officilas from both country, US-Treasury said Monday in a statement.