BERLIN, April 15 (Reuters) - A restructuring of Greek sovereign debt would not be a disaster, a senior German government figure was quoted as saying by Bloomberg on Friday.
Germany would back a voluntary Greek debt restructuring, said Werner Hoyer, one of Germany’s deputy foreign ministers and a member of the junior coalition party Free Democrats (FDP).
“A haircut or a restructuring of the debt would not be a disaster,” he was quoted as saying.
If Greece’s creditors agreed that talks with Athens “would be helpful toward a restructuring of the debt, then of course this would be supported by us,” Hoyer was quoted as saying.
Reporting by Christiaan Hetzner; editing by Thomas Atkins/Ruth Pitchford