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G20-INTERVIEW-Canada calls for compromise over Greek debt situation
February 9, 2015 / 11:01 AM / 3 years ago

G20-INTERVIEW-Canada calls for compromise over Greek debt situation

ISTANBUL, Feb 9 (Reuters) - Canadian Finance Minister Joe Oliver called on Monday for compromise over Greece’s debt, telling Reuters that while Athens must not make a wholesale repudiation of its debt, its creditors also needed to work with it to arrive at a compromise solution.

“There has to be compromise. It’s clear that Greece has got to be prepared to make some changes, and I think a wholesale repudiation of their debt is not on the cards. But other countries, creditors will have to work with Greece to arrive at a compromise solution,” Oliver said as he prepared for a meeting of the Group of 20 leading industrialized countries.

“I don’t think anybody wants Greece to leave the currency union.” (Reporting by Randall Palmer; Editing by Nick Tattersall)

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