Venizelos: Paris meeting will speed up the programme’s evaluation process

Tuesday’s meeting of government officials with representatives of the troika of Greece’s lenders in Paris means the conclusion of negotiations is a step closer, related to the completion of the fiscal adjustment programme and a new chapter for Greece, Government Vice President and Foreign Minister Evangelos Venizelos said on Monday evening.

Venizelos made his statements following a meeting at Maximos Mansion with Prime Minister Antonis Samaras, in the presence of Finance Minister Gikas Hardouvelis ahead of the Paris meeting, which is hoped will speed up the programme’s evaluation process and wrap up the current memorandum.

He added that Greece is on a good trajectory and despite the difficulties there will be a solution before needs arise, and definitely before the upcoming election for president of the Republic.