Tsipras says Athens is in final stretch to secure deal with lenders

The Greek government on Wednesday said it is starting to draft an agreement with creditors that would pave the way for much-needed aid to reach the country.

Negotiators from Greece and its international creditors resumed technical talks at Brussels Group level on Wednesday.

“There will be constant communication between the Greek prime minister and leaders of the country’s creditors in order to facilitate a staff level agreement,” a Greek government official said. The deal will promote growth – via small primary surpluses and non-recessionary measures – and outline steps towards providing debt relief, according to the Greek side.

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