Readout from a Treasury Spokesperson of Secretary Lew’s Call with Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras, April 28, 2016


April 28, 2016

U.S. Treasury Secretary Jacob J. Lew spoke by phone today with Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras.

Secretary Lew and Prime Minister Tsipras discussed the importance of Greece, the IMF, and European institutions constructively working together to conclude the first review of Greece’s economic reform program and find a sustainable path forward in a timely manner.  The Secretary underscored the importance of Europe following through on its commitment to put Greece’s debt on a sustainable path through meaningful debt relief, adding that all parties need to be flexible to successfully conclude the negotiations.