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Publish Date24/08/2012 12:50:08 PM

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Greek Prime Minister Antonis Samaras concludes his meeting with German Chancellor Angela Merkel with assurances that Greece will “stick to its commitments”. Samaras is on a mission to restore faith now as talks continue with the euro zone leading powers in negotiations to extend the time limit for Greece to meet its obligations as Samaras tries to convince lenders once again that Greece is now politically stable and determined to pass the crisis.

During the joint press conference with Merkel Samaras said that Greece “will stick to its commitments” and he assured that they are already fulfilling their obligations.  He added saying "I want to give three messages: First, we will bring results. Second, we are reducing two deficits at once: a fiscal deficit and a deficit in confidence in the country. Third, economic growth is of crucial importance is order to meet our obligations soon."

Merkel on her end said that Germany would “not judge” Greece’s performance prematurely and would await the troika report that is due in September , reiterating the shared view that Merkel and Hollande shared yesterday when they concluded their meetings in Germany.

Samaras voiced confidence in his country’s progress and said that he was “certain” the troika report “would demonstrate” that the new government in Greece wants to achieve results. He said that Greece is not asking for more money they just need “breaths of air in this dive”. 

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