US Treasury Secretary Lew urges flexibility in Greek debt talks


US Treasury Secretary Jack Lew urged European policymakers to be flexible in talks with Greece about how to place the country's sovereign debt on a more sustainable path.

Lew made the comments in a meeting with Jeroen Dijsselbloem, head of the Eurogroup of finance ministers on the sidelines of a Group of Seven summit in Sendai, northeastern Japan, the Treasury said in a statement.

Lew also discussed progress in completing the first review of Greece's economic reform program, the Treasury said.