The Greek government wants to complete the ongoing review of its third program by April 10-12 in order for the economy to turn a new page, Finance Minister Euclid Tsakalotos said in an interview with news website news247 on Tuesday.
“We want to conclude the negotiation by April 10-12, then go to the IMF’s spring meeting, then to the Eurogroup on April 22 and I hope we’ll have a package on this. If the international community marks with this package a new page [for Greece], then I think the light at the end of the tunnel will shine brighter,” the minister was quoted as saying.
He then said that if the program review completes by the end of April and Greece gets something on debt relief, then the worst part of this crisis will have passed. “After that, we can return to growth. I believe that,” he added.
Asked about developments after the Wikileaks affair, Tsakalotos said that the government concluded from the reply of IMF chief Christine Lagarde that the Fund wants the same thing as Greece: the completion of the program review soon. “Now they have to prove it,” he added.