Greek Prime Minister George Papandreou held a 25-minute teleconference on Wednesday evening with French President Nicolas Sarkozy and German Chancellor Angela Merkel.

Government spokesman Ilias Mosialos made the following statement at the end of the teleconference:

"The full implementation of the decisions of July 21 constitutes the joint will of Prime Minister George Papandreou, President Sarkozy and Chancellor Merkel.

"It was stressed by all, in the face of the widesread rumour-mongering of the past days, that Greece is an inseparable part of the eurozone.

"Greece is determined to respond to all the commitments towards its partners, securing, in this way, the full implementation of the support programme.

"The decisions taken by the ministerial council in the past days and the additional measures announced are leading to the achieving of the fiscal targets of 2011 and 2012 and the creation of first stage surpluses.

"Because this will fortify the Greek economy, it will intercept the swelling of the public debt and will strengthen the country's growth prospects."