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France convinced Greece will live up to reform promises

Monday, January 11, 2016 - 07:07
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French Finance Minister Michel Sapin said on Sunday he was convinced Greece would live up to its reform commitments and that it was in everyone's interests to discuss how to ease the country's debt burden.

[PARIS] French Finance Minister Michel Sapin said on Sunday he was convinced Greece would live up to its reform commitments and that it was in everyone's interests to discuss how to ease the country's debt burden.

Speaking at a joint news conference in Paris after meeting with Sapin, Greek Finance Minister Euclid Tsakalotos said he was"quite confident" that a first review of Athen's reform efforts could be completed quickly, opening the way for discussions about Greece's debt.

"I was convinced ... that the Greek government is determined to respect its commitments," Mr Sapin told the news conference. "The faster that we can speak about the question of Greece's debt the better it is for everyone," he added.

REUTERS