Greek Finance Minister says aims to wrap up talks with lenders in April


Greek Finance Minister Euclid Tsakalotos said on Tuesday authorities aimed to wrap up negotiations on a first review with the country's international lenders by April 12-13.

Tsakalotos, who was speaking in Parliament, said he anticipated that there could be a final conclusion with lenders, outlining government obligations and launch discussions with debt relief later in the month.

“I think a solution can be found by April 22,” he said.

Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras wants to wrap up reforms quickly to pave the way for talks on debt relief, help restore confidence in the country’s economy and persuade the Greek people that their sacrifices over six years of austerity are paying off.