Readout from a Treasury Spokesperson of Secretary Lew’s Call with Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras, February 27, 2016

SHANGHAI – U.S Treasury Secretary Jacob J. Lew spoke by phone today with Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras on the sidelines of the G-20 Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors Meeting.

During the call, Secretary Lew and Prime Minister Tsipras discussed the importance of Greece, the IMF, and European institutions concluding the first review of Greece’s economic reform program in a timely manner.  The Secretary urged Greece to continue making progress on implementing robust reforms, and underscored the importance of Europe following through on its commitment to put Greece’s debt on a sustainable path through debt relief.

Secretary Lew also expressed his continued concern over the migrant crisis in Europe and his hope for a comprehensive European solution to prevent further hardship and loss of life.