June 27, 2011 / 7:28 AM / 9 years ago

Bank lobby group meets euro official handling Greece

ROME, June 27 (Reuters) - The head of bank lobby group the Institute of International Finance (IIF) meets the chairman of the main euro zone body working out ways to tackle Greece’s debt crisis on Monday in Rome, the IIF said.

An institute spokesman confirmed that IIF Managing Director Charles Dallara was meeting Vittorio Grilli, Director General at Italy’s Treasury and chairman of the euro zone’s Economic and Financial Committee (EFC).

“Mr Dallara is participating alongside others from the public and the private sectors in meetings in Rome,” the spokesman said.

He said Dallara had been meeting with a range of public officials and private creditor institutions in recent days to provide informal support to further a second bailout for Greece.

Italy’s Treasury declined to give any details, but an Italian banking source confirmed a two-hour meeting was taking place on Monday and including at least one Italian bank.

Euro zone officials are working on ways to include banks in a second bailout of Greece without ratings agencies declaring a default.

A French banking source said on Sunday the French Treasury had reached a deal with banks to make a rollover more palatable to creditors, confirming a report in Le Figaro newspaper (Reporting by Catherine Hornby and Stefano Bernabei in Rome, Steve Slater in London; Editing by Barry Moody)

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