"Greece and its partners have the political will and I believe
we will have positive results and good political compromises in
the near future," Cazeneuve said after meeting Prime Minister
Alexis Tsipras in Athens.
Talks between Athens, the European Union and the International
Monetary Fund, on the country's fiscal and reform progress have
dragged on for months, reviving fears of a new crisis in Europe.
France helped Greece reach a vital bailout deal with its lenders
Tsipras said it was "totally feasible" to reach a preliminarily
deal by March 20, when euro zone finance ministers are expected
to meet again. But he also said Greece sought what he called a
"global solution", which would include debt relief measures that
will be implemented in the post-bailout period.
(Reporting by Karolina Tagaris and Renee Maltezou)
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