January 31, 2015 / 6:28 PM / 3 years ago

Greek PM Tsipras calls ECB's Draghi to reassure over talks

ATHENS, Jan 31 (Reuters) - Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras called ECB President Mario Draghi to reassure him that his new government wanted a solution with international partners over its demands to renegotiate its bailout accord, a government official said on Saturday.

The official, who spoke on condition of anonymity, said Tsipras called Draghi on Friday night after a tense meeting between his finance minister Yanis Varoufakis and Jeroen Dijsselbloem, the head of the euro zone group of finance ministers.

“The discussion was conducted in a good spirit and it was confirmed that there’s a willingness to find a mutually beneficial solution for Greece and for Europe,” the official said.

An ECB spokesman declined to comment. (Reporting by Renee Maltezou; Editing by James Mackenzie)

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