June 16, 2017 / 8:35 AM / 6 months ago

Greek PM Tsipras says euro zone debt deal good market signal

ATHENS (Reuters) - Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras said on Friday the country was emerging from crisis after euro zone finance ministers threw a new credit lifeline and offered more detail on possible debt relief.

Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras addresses lawmakers before a parliamentary vote on the latest round of austerity Greece has agreed with its lenders, in Athens, Greece, May 18, 2017. REUTERS/Alkis Konstantinidis

“It was a decisive step, for the country exiting from this crisis. It was a clear step of confidence for the markets,” Tsipras said during a meeting with Greek President Prokopis Pavlopoulos.

Reporting By George Georgiopoulos, writing by Michele Kambas

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