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10.03.2017 - 09: 00

The IMF noted the significant progress in the negotiations on aid for Greece

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) notes the significant progress made by the mission in Athens, told the regular briefing for journalists representative of the fund Jerry Rice.

"The mission field is actively discussing the details We try not to make statements that do not interfere with this process, but I can tell you that it has made progress in a very important part, and we welcome this.." - Rice said.

On Wednesday, a representative of the Ministry of Finance of Greece, involved in negotiations with international creditors on a second assessment of the reform program, said significant progress. He considers it possible to achieve the March 20 Technical Agreement (Stuff Level Agreement, SLA), without which it is impossible to assess the approval of the Eurogroup - Euro zone finance ministers.

Among the outstanding issues is labor reform, on which there is disagreement among European creditors and the IMF, he said.

Greece looks forward to the next meeting of the Eurogroup in March 20 resolve contentious issues, to get a second positive assessment of reforms. Without it, the country will not be able to get another loan under the program of aid 86 billion euros required to service debt.

A source: RIA News

Tags: Greece, Economy, Reforms, IMF