VP Dragasakis discusses second review and debt relief with U.S. ambassador

Developments in the ongoing negotiations with the institutions and Greece’s debt was discussed during a meeting between Government vice-president Yiannis Dragasakis and the U.S. Ambassador to Greece Geoffrey Pyatt on Monday, eight days before a scheduled visit by U.S. President Barack Obama to Athens.

According to Dragasakis, the Greek government aims to conclude the second program review within the official timeframe, initiate measures that will alleviate public debt and add Greece’s bonds in the European Central Bank’s (ECB) quantitative easing program, so that it could hope to tap the markets in 2017.

He also noted other government priorities such as economic development, boosting employment and attracting investments.