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IMF general director in Greece next week

Δημοσίευση 3 Δεκεμβρίου 2010, 10:08 / Ανανεώθηκε 27 Ιουνίου 2013, 14:55
IMF general director in Greece next week
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International Monetary Fund (IMF) general director Dominique Strauss-Kahn will travel to Greece next week for contacts with the Greek government and other agencies, according to the Fund's External Relations Department director Caroline Atkinson, who was responding to a relevant question by the ANA during the regular press briefing.

International Monetary Fund (IMF) general director Dominique Strauss-Kahn will travel to Greece next week for contacts with the Greek government and other agencies, according to the Fund's External Relations Department director Caroline Atkinson, who was responding to a relevant question by the ANA during the regular press briefing.

Atkinson described as "very strong" the Greek economy's stabilisation programme, stressing that during the recent visit to Athens by the delegation of the Fund and the European Union, there was "very close cooperation" with the Greek authorities and assessed that in November's local government elections popular support was renewed for the difficult measures being taken by the government.

Lastly, she reiterated that the IMF is ready to examine next year the possibility of the prolongation of the period for the repayment of the loan to Greece.

In this frameweork, and invoking relevant statements by the head of the IMF's delegation for Greece Paul Thomsen, she underlined that there are possible moves that can be made, but avoided going into details, pointing out that the time was not appropriate.