Greece and the troika of international lenders will continue talks on austerity measures that are part of the country's bailout for two weeks, a senior Greek Finance Ministry official said on Saturday.
Greece was aiming to get euro zone finance ministers to state at a meeting on Monday that the talks on the package of almost 12 billion euros were making good progress, the official told reporters on condition of anonymity.
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"This positive statement will be the signal for talks to continue ... next week and the week after that," he added. The official was speaking after the conclusion of a new round of talks in Athens between Greek Finance Minister Yannis Stournaras and representatives of the EU, ECB and IMF.
(Reporting by Renee Maltezou; editing by Andrew Roche)