Comments from euro zone finance ministers

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Euro zone finance ministers and the International Monetary Fund will seek to unfreeze the second bailout package for Greece in talks on Monday, but they must first agree if some of the official loans to Athens might eventually be forgiven to cut Greek debt.

Following are comments ahead of their talks:

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EU ECONOMIC AND MONETARY AFFAIRS COMMISSIONER OLLI REHN

ON RESUMING AID TO GREECE:

"It's essential to take the decision on the disbursement of the next tranche in order to end the uncertainty that is still hanging over Greece. It is important for Greece, important for Europe and I want to encourage all the euro area member states and the IMF to go the last mile in order to find an agreement, in fact go the last centimeter because we are so close to an agreement.

"This is essential now, and Greece has delivered. Now it is delivery time for the Eurogroup and the IMF."

(Reporting by Robert-Jan Bartunek)