January 12, 2016
Readout from a Treasury Spokesperson of Secretary Lew’s Call with Greek Finance Minister Euclid Tsakalotos
WASHINGTON – U.S. Treasury Secretary Jacob J. Lew spoke by phone today with Greek Finance Minister Euclid Tsakalotos.
Secretary Lew commended Minister Tsakalotos for the reforms Greece has adopted to date. Secretary Lew reiterated the importance of the Greek government continuing to implement reforms and work closely with its international partners. He also underscored the importance of the international community following through on its commitment to put Greece’s debt on a sustainable path through debt relief, provided that Greece continues to meet its commitments and agreed reforms are put in place. Secretary Lew added that Treasury continues to closely monitor Greece’s economic situation and noted the important role of the International Monetary Fund to the reform process.