February 24, 2017 / 9:31 AM / 6 months ago

Greece's Tsipras says deal with lenders 'honorable compromise'

Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras answers a question on the results of the latest Eurogroup during the Prime Minister's Question Time at the parliament in Athens, Greece, February 24, 2017.Alkis Konstantinidis

(Reuters) - Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras said on Friday a deal between Athens and lenders for further reforms in return for bailout aid was an 'honorable compromise'.

Tsipras, speaking to Greek lawmakers, said he believed relations with creditors had turned a page, and that lenders had accepted austerity for the crisis-hit country should end.

Reporting By Renee Maltezou, writing by Michele Kambas

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