German Chancellor Angela Merkel, right, is flanked by International Monetary Fund Managing Director Christine Lagarde, in the Sicilian town of Taormina, Italy, Saturday, May 27, 2017. Leaders of the G7 meet Friday and Saturday, including newcomers Emmanuel Macron of France and Theresa May of Britain in an effort to forge a new dynamic after a year of global political turmoil amid a rise in nationalism. (AP Photo/Andrew Medichini)

Greece: creditors must deliver on promise to lighten debt

May 29, 2017 - 12:00 pm

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greece's finance minister insists the country's international creditors must agree on how to make Greece's debt sustainable to help the nation emerge from its protracted financial crisis.

Euclid Tsakalotos said Monday that Greece had met all its reform commitments, and that it was therefore up to the creditors — other eurozone states and the International Monetary Fund — to deliver on their own promises to lighten the country's debt load.

The issue is being held up by disagreements between the eurozone and the IMF.

Greece hopes for a deal during a June 15 eurozone finance ministers' meeting.

Tsakalotos said: "We've done our share of the deal, it's up to our creditors and the IMF to do theirs."

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