Government spokesman Gavriil Sakellaridis expressed his optimism on Thursday over an agreement with Greece’s partners noting that the government does everything towards this direction.
Speaking to private ANT1 TV, Sakellaridis said “We believe that we will have positive signs at the Eurogroup and that we proceed to an agreement” adding that if everything goes well maybe the EU Summit on Sunday will not be necessary. Referring to the scenarios of a secret plan for the return to the drachma, Sakellaridis clarified that there is no such plan and that the government is trying to reach an agreement.
“The reason we are at this point is the institutions’ stance that demanded more and more. The recourse to the referendum was not useless” said the government’s spokesman noting that it helped in the negotiations. “The week before the referendum we had IMF’s report that the Greek debt is not sustainable” he stated underlining that “it is extremely important the uncertainty to stop. If the debt issue is solved it will be very important for the Greek economy.”
Asked if the government has thought what it would do in case something occurs at the last moment, Sakellaridis said “We are in deliberations with top officials, institutions and country leaders in order for the way to open and to reach an agreement.”
Concluding, Sakellaridis apologized to the citizens for the inconvenience and for the trouble with the banks and thanked them for their calmness and their sobriety.