wanted to underline that we are doing our best with the other
member states of the euro zone, with the IMF, with the Greek
governement, and I'm optimistic, I think we are not far from the
agreement," he told reporters.
"And because we are not far we should really do our best in the
next two days, to pave the way for that agreement," he said,
praising the Greek government for the reforms carried out in the
Greece's parliament approved on Friday reforms demanded by the
country's international lenders to conclude a long-stalled
review of its bailout progress and qualify for more loans needed
to repay debt maturing in July.
Euro zone finance ministers meet in Luxembourg on June 15 to
discuss Greece's reform progress and measures to reduce its
debt, which stands at about 180 percent of GDP after seven years
(Reporting by Michel Rose; Editing by Leigh Thomas)
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