Talks between Greece and the institutions were constructive, says official

Talks between the Greek government and the institutions were constructive and the government has pledged to take the necessary steps to complete the fourth program review in time, a representative of the institutions said on Thursday, at the end of the first phase of the negotiations.

“There were constructive discussions on the reforms that are part of the programs of the ESM and the IMF. Work will continue in the coming weeks to move them forward and complete them. The Greek authorities undertook the commitment to take the necessary steps to finalize the fourth review in time with a view to successfully completing the program,” the representative said.