ATHENS May 15 The arrest of IMF chief Dominique
Strauss-Kahn may cause some delays to an EU/IMF bailout plan but
will not affect Greece's resolve to implement reform, a senior
Greek government official told Reuters on Sunday.
IMF chief and possible French presidential contender
Dominique Strauss-Kahn was arrested and charged on Sunday with
sexual assault, including an attempted rape, in New York City.
He was due to meet German Chancellor Angela Merkel and
attend a meeting of euro zone finance ministers in Brussels on
Monday to discuss the euro zone debt crisis and how to handle
Greece's bailout as the country struggles to meet targets.
"This might definitely cause some delays in the short term,"
the official told Reuters on condition of anonymity, referring
to meetings planned for Sunday and Monday.
"Strauss-Kahn had a very good knowledge of Greece's
situation," he said.
The official said, "This will not change the IMF's policy on
Greece. Greece will continue to implement its programne."
(Reporting by Lefteris Papadimas; Writing by Ingrid Melander;
Editing by Louise Ireland)