Greek Government Comment After Papandreou, Merkel, Sarkozy Call

The following is an English translation of a statement made by Government spokesman and Minister of State Elias Mosialos after a conference call between Greek Prime Minister George Papandreou, German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Nicolas Sarkozy today, received by e-mail from Mosialos’s Athens office.

“The complete implementation of the July 21 decisions is the common will of Prime Minister George Papandreou, President Sarkozy and Chancellor Merkel.

“In response to the rumors of the recent days it was emphasized by all that Greece is an integral part of the eurozone.

“Greece is determined to meet all its commitments to its partners, ensuring in this way the full implementation of the support program.

“The decisions taken by the Cabinet in recent days and the additional measures announced lead to meeting fiscal targets for 2011 and 2012 and the creation of primary surpluses. This will fortify the Greek economy, relieve the public debt burden and reinforce the country’s growth prospects.”

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