September 7, 2017 / 4:47 PM / a month ago

IMF must show 'good faith' in Greek debt talks: France's Macron

ATHENS (Reuters) - French President Emmanuel Macron on Thursday urged the International Monetary Fund to show “good faith” in upcoming Greek debt talks.

French President Emmanuel Macron attends a joint news conference with the Greek prime minister at Maximos Mansion in Athens, Greece, September 7, 2017. REUTERS/Michalis Karagiannis

“The IMF’s role in the end of these talks must be in good faith and without adding further conditionality,” Macron told journalists in a joint news conference in Athens with Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras.

“We should not exhaust our ministers and officials with nights and weeks of talks about the (Greek) growth rate over the next 20-25 years down to the decimal point,” he added.

Reporting by Michel Rose, writing by Leigh Thomas; Editing by Ingrid Melander

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