Readout from a Treasury Spokesperson of Secretary Lew’s Meeting with German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schäuble, April 15, 2016

April 15, 2016

WASHINGTON – U.S. Treasury Secretary Jacob J. Lew met today with German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schäuble at the 2016 Spring Meetings of the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank Group.

Secretary Lew and Minister Schäuble discussed progress being made toward concluding the first review of Greece’s economic reform program.  Secretary Lew encouraged Europe, the IMF, and Greece to accelerate their efforts to conclude the review and agree on meaningful debt relief for Greece in a timely manner.

Secretary Lew also emphasized the importance of maintaining sanctions pressure on Russia until it fulfills the provisions of the Minsk Agreements.