Caretaker finance minister meets US undersecretary

Greece?s caretaker Finance Minister Giorgios Zannias (photo) met with US Treasury Undersecretary for International Affairs Lael Brainard in Athens on Tuesday to discuss developments in Europe and Greece, according to an e-mailed statement from the Athens-based Finance Ministry.

The meeting was attended by Christopher Smart, the US Treasury?s deputy assistant secretary for Europe and Eurasia, the statement said.

Brainard was also due to meet with PASOK leader Evangelos Venizelos in Athens on Tuesday night.