IMF: Not in Discussions with Greece About Debt

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Greece has not talked with the International Monetary Fund about changing the debt framework of its bailout program, the IMF said on Wednesday.

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"There is an agreed framework for dealing with debt in the current (bailout) program. There has been no discussion with the authorities on a change in this framework," an IMF spokeswoman said in a statement.

Greece's finance minister said in a media interview published on Wednesday that Athens had started talks with the IMF over a plan to swap its sovereign debt for growth-linked bonds, as Greece's new government seeks ways to restructure public debt after receiving 240 billion euros ($275 billion) in bailout money since 2010.

(Reporting by Annay Yukhananov; Editing by Susan Heavey)