Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras was reassured by European Central Bank (ECB) President Mario Draghi during their half-hour meeting in Brussels on Monday that the stability of the Greek banking system is ensured until the end of the country’s aid program, government sources said.
According to the sources, Draghi noted the need to strike a deal as soon as possible, while Tsipras mentioned the Greek bonds valued at 27 billion euros that had been bought by the central bank when Jean-Claude Trichet was at the helm and whose repayment is now pending.
Greek government Vice President Yiannis Dragasakis and ECB’s Benoit Coeure were also present.
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