“We are looking forward to working with Greece. Time is running short,” said Benoit Coeure, Executive Board Member of the European Central Bank.
The ECB official spoke to Cypriot newspaper Politis on Sunday and discussed Greece’s bailout talks.
“The (Greek) authorities have committed to fully cooperate with the three institutions (the European Central Bank, the European Commission and the International Monetary Fund), in order to allow for a speedy and successful conclusion of the review,” Coeure told Politis.
“We are looking forward to working with the Greek authorities. Time is running short,” he said.
Greece and its euro zone partners came to an agreement last month to extend its bailout program by four months. The Greek government has until April to detail reforms that it will implement and to successfully conclude a bailout review before it receives any further aid.
“When the current review is concluded successfully, and if the Greek authorities so wish, a follow-up arrangement will be discussed with the Eurogroup,” Coeure said.