French Finance Minister: An overall agreement on debt is necessary

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Posted on April 08, 2017, 12:38 pm
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An agreement with the IMF on the Greek debt is necessary, French Finance Minister Michel Sapin on Saturday said on the sidelines of the Ecofin meeting in Malta.

“If there is no agreement on the sustainability of the Greek debt, markets will not regain their confidence in Greece and the country’s return to the markets will not be possible,” Sapin said adding that an overall agreement with the IMF on the debt issue must be reached and prepare Greece for returning to the markets in mid-2018.

Moreover, he said that the in principle agreement reached on Friday at the Eurogroup is a significant step.

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