Tatyana Firsova. German Chancellor Angela Merkel until knows, will be held at the conference "Eastern partnership" in-depth dialogues with the Prime Minister of Greece Alexis Tsipras, But stressed that the process of decision making on payment of Greece's debts to creditors should be accelerated.
first source in Berlin said that Tsipras will participate in the summit, which will be held may 21-22 in Riga.
"We spoke about that at the conference "Eastern partnership" will meet with a colleague from Greece Alexis Tsipras, and then We will see if the possibility of negotiations ", - said Merkel correspondents on mutual press conference with the President of the French Republic Francois Hollande.
Greece conducts dialogues with the EU and IMF on settlement of debt of more than 240 billion euros, which was formed after the rescue of the Greek budget from default in 2010 and 2012. Forecasts of creditors that austerity measures would allow Greece to pay the loans did not materialize. Came to power in January, the government left party SYRIZA insisted on new negotiations with creditors. However, these dialogues authorities of Greece with the Troika of international lenders has been delayed.
before Tuesday, the Minister of Finance of Greece Janis EU countries said that the country's authorities and lenders are close to an agreement on the debt of the country, according to his vision, This can happen throughout the week. The country's Prime Minister Tsipras has promised that Athens will meet all its external and internal obligations, noting that between Greece and its creditors will undoubtedly signed a new contract. But in Germany these statements are skeptical.
"dialogs must be accelerated, and We wish that in the structures that make decisions on this issue, for example in the so-called" Brussels group ", would be progress. Because, according to the consensus of February, the Program should appear before the end of may. Is necessary because the extension period (the program) ends at the end of June, " said the Chancellor.
"We've all expressed interest in seeing these goals were achieved by the end of may, and if We are going to talk to him (Tsipras), there is no doubt about It", she added.
The program "Eastern partnership" includes political Association and economic integration of the EU with Azerbaijan, Armenia, Belarus, Georgia, Moldova and Ukraine. The last 3 countries last year signed the Association agreement with the EU partnership, which has already ratified the vast number of countries - members of EU.