Draghi: Τhe stability of the Greek banking system is ensured until the end of the country’s aid programme

Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras was reassured on Monday by European Central Bank chief Mario Draghi that the stability of the Greek banking system is ensured until the end of the country’s aid programme, during their half-hour meeting in Brussels, government sources said.

According to the sources, Draghi noted the need to strike a deal as soon as possible, while Tsipras mentioned the Greek bonds valued at 27 billion euros which had been bought by the central bank when Jean-Claude Trichet was at the helm and whose repayment is now pending.

Government Vice-President Yiannis Dragasakis and ECB’s Benoit Coeure were also present.