WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump says the United States stands with Greece as it recovers from its economic crisis. He is speaking with Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras at the White House at a joint news conference.
The US president says the two leaders have discussed defense, energy, trade and exchange.
Trump is praising Greece for its defense spending under NATO and is highlighting a possible sale to Greece to upgrade its F-16 jet, which he says would be worth up to $2.4 billion and create thousands of US jobs.
Tsipras says his country has made economic progress and is “leaving behind the economic model that led to the crisis.” He says Greece’s relationship with the United States is “more important than ever.”