May 6th, 2010
06:31 PM ET

White House: U.S. strongly supports Greek reforms

The United States "strongly supports" Greece's economic reforms, the White House said Thursday.

"Greece is enacting major economic reforms with the support of the Euro-area and the International Monetary Fund," said a statement by White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs.

"This plan is designed to deliver results over the next several years," Gibbs' statement said. "We strongly support this effort to help restore stability to Greece and confidence to the global financial system, and we will continue to communicate this to European officials."

The statement followed clashes between police and demonstrators in Athens, Greece, Thursday night, hours after Greek lawmakers approved an unpopular package of budget-cutting measures.

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