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IMF head says Eurogroup deal key to saving Greece

Published on Nov 16, 2012 4:01 PM
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MANILA (AFP) - A crucial meeting of eurozone finance ministers next week will be key to getting Greece "back on its feet", IMF chief Christine Lagarde said on Friday, as she cut short her visit to Asia to attend the talks.

The International Monetary Fund managing director told a news conference in Manila that the Eurogroup's focus was getting the debt-wracked country on a "sustainable" path as soon as possible.

"You know, it's not over until the fat lady sings, as the saying goes," Ms Lagarde told reporters when asked if she expected a deal to be forged at the meeting next week in Brussels.

"It's a question of working hard, putting our mind to it, making sure that we focus on the same objective, which is that... Greece can operate on a sustainable basis, can recover, can get back on its feet, can re-access markets as early as possible," she said.

 
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