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Tsipras Targets Euro Area Deal Ahead of Diplomatic Push

Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras sought to repair relations with Greece’s creditors ahead of a diplomatic push to win support for his economic program, as euro-area officials said they’re looking for concessions from the new government.

Greece will repay its debts to the European Central Bank and the International Monetary Fund, Tsipras said in a statement e-mailed to Bloomberg News on Saturday. That leaves the euro-area nations that funded most of the country’s financial rescue as the focus for the debt writedown that Tsipras is seeking. The prime minister said he expects to reach a deal with the euro area “soon.”