Merkel invites new Greek PM Samaras to Berlin

AFP , Wednesday 20 Jun 2012

German Chancellor Angela Merkel (R) and Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte arrive to address a news conference at the chancellery in Berlin June 20, 2012. (Photo: Reuters)

German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Wednesday congratulated new Greek Prime Minister Antonis Samaras by phone and invited him for talks in Berlin, her spokesman said in a statement.

Merkel "wished him luck and success for the difficult work that lies ahead of him," Steffen Seibert said in a statement. "The federal chancellor hopes for good cooperation with Prime Minister Samaras and his government and invited him to visit Berlin."

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