On August 8th, President Barack Obama and Prime Minister of Greece, Antonis Samaras, met at the White House. One of the many topics of discussion between representatives of two countries was Cyprus. Speaking after the meeting, Obama said that Greece can play a significant stabilizing role in the Cyprus issue. Barack Obama said that the region is full of challenges and added: "I think we were both encouraged by the messages coming out the Greek and Turkish Cypriot communities and we are going to be working very close together to see if we can make progress on those parts. There is a great opportunity, as we speak, for the decades-long conflict and tensions that exist in Cyprus to be resolved.”
Greece Prime Minister said that the two countries would work together to solve as many problems in the region as possible. This includes the question of Cyprus.