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Greece says it expects to reach a reform deal in ten days

Published 22/05/2015 | 08:01

German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras in Berlin
German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras in Berlin

Greece expects to reach a cash-for-reforms deal with its creditors in the next 10 days and intends to meet all its payments in June, the government's spokesman has said.

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"We think conditions have matured for (talks) to progress further and in the next ten days, in May, for the deal to be sealed," Gabriel Sakellaridis told Skai TV.

German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Francois Hollande held talks late yesterday with Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras, hoping to speed the resolution of Athens' debt crisis on the sidelines of an EU summit in Riga.

Sakellaridis said the sought deal with Greece's euro zone partners and the International Monetary Fund will allow the European Central Bank to include Athens in its quantitative easing program.

"Inclusion in this European Central Bank quantitative easing program falls within the framework of priorities of the Greek government," he said.

Reuters

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