BUENOS AIRES, July 11 Argentina is willing to
continue talks over its debt in order to reach a just solution
for all creditors, the economy ministry said on Friday after a
meeting between Argentine officials and a U.S. court-appointed
mediator in its long battle with holdouts.
But a stay on a U.S. court ruling to pay the holdouts back
in full that risks pushing Argentina into default is
"essential," especially given the size of the claims in
question, the ministry said in a statement.
"It took more than two years to reach a deal with the
company Repsol, of which we spent the last four months in
intense negotiations, and considerably smaller sums were
involved in that case," the ministry said.
(Reporting by Sarah Marsh; Editing by Lisa Shumaker)