July 6, 2015 / 12:35 PM / in 2 years

Greece's Tsipras speaks to Merkel, Athens to present aid proposal

ATHENS (Reuters) - Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras spoke by phone on Monday with Germany’s Angela Merkel and agreed to present a Greek proposal for an aid deal at Tuesday’s European Union summit, a Greek government official said.

Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras leaves Maximos Mansion for a meeting with party leaders at the Presidential Palace in central Athens, Greece, July 6, 2015. REUTERS/Christian Hartmann

The official, who spoke on condition of anonymity, gave no further details of the call, which comes a day after Greeks voted overwhelmingly to reject the terms of an international bailout deal.

Reporting by Renee Maltezou; Writing by Matt Robinson, editing by Deepa Babington

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