May 27, 2015
U.S. Treasury Secretary Jacob J. Lew spoke by phone with Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras this morning. Secretary Lew noted that the Treasury Department continues to monitor the evolving situation in Greece closely. Secretary Lew also emphasized that the Treasury remains engaged with all parties involved – including Greece, its European partners, and the IMF – and continues to urge all parties to find common ground and reach an agreement quickly. Secretary Lew reiterated that failure to agree on a path forward would create immediate hardship for Greece and broad uncertainties for Europe and the global economy. Secretary Lew offered to remain in contact with the Prime Minister and other parties in Europe and the international financial institutions.