German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Friday reiterated her support for Greece, saying she wanted the debt-ridden country to remain in Eurozone.
Following a meeting with Greek Prime Minister Antonis Samaras in Berlin, Merkel said Germany would wait till the troika report is released next month to assess the efforts undertaken by the Greek government to meet its fiscal targets.
"I am deeply convinced that the new government under the leadership of Prime Minister Samaras will do everything possible to solve the problems in Greece," Merkel said.
It is a difficult path for Greece and Germay has always said that it will support Greece, she added.
Meanwhile, Greek Prime Minister Samaras said today that his country does not want more aid from euro area, but needs some 'breathing space'. Returning to growth is of utmost importance for his country to meet its fiscal targets, he noted.
"Greece needs a chance to grow", Samaras said.
Samaras has been seeking more time for his country to implement reforms in order meet the fiscal target laid out by international donors and help the economy return to growth.
Yesterday, Germany and France retained pressure on Greece to strictly implement the reforms demanded by its international creditors. The Greek leader is set to meet French President Francois Hollande on Saturday.
by RTT Staff Writer
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