Greek government vice president and Finance Minister Evangelos Venizelos will visit Washington early next week, where he will have a series of meetings with top US and International Monetary Fund (IMF) officials.
Venizelos, who arrives in the US capital on Sunday night, will meet over the following two days with US administration officials and Congressional leaders, as well as with the senior officials of the IMF, while he will further give interviews to the American media.
On Monday, Venizelos has a scheduled meeting with the new IMF director general Christine Lagarde.
He will also meet with US government officials in follow-ups to recent talks in Athens with US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and US Treasury Department deputy assistant secretary for Europe and Eurasia Christopher Smart.
Venizelos will also meet with his US counterpart, treasury secretary Timothy Geithner. The Greek minister's itinerary further includes meetings with Institute of International Finance (IIF) managing director Charles Dallara, US Senator and chairman of the Senate standing Committee on Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Tim Johnson, and Senator John Kerry, chairman of the Senate's standing Committee on Foreign Affairs.
The Greek finance minister will further deliver an address at the Peterson Institute for International Economics on the theme "The Greek crisis: Challenges and Opportunities".