Greek party leaders to issue joint statement in favor of debt deal, says coalition partner


The leaders of most Greek parties on Monday will issue a joint statement calling for a debt deal, Defense Minister Panos Kammenos, whose party is in coalition with the ruling SYRIZA party, said.

"There is no other option but a deal," Kammenos told reporters after a seven-hour meeting, adding: "Soon you will have the joint statement signed by all leaders except the Communist party … giving strength to the prime minister to go to Brussels tomorrow and negotiate on behalf of the Greek people."