Greek PM Tsipras says deal with lenders is close

Wed Aug 5, 2015 8:02am EDT
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ATHENS (Reuters) - Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras said on Wednesday Greece is close to concluding a deal with lenders on a multi billion euro bailout, which he said would end doubts over the country's presence in the euro zone.

"We are in the final stretch of concluding a deal with the institutions... Despite the difficulties we are facing we hope this agreement can end uncertainty on the future of Greece and of the euro zone," he said during a visit to the country's agriculture ministry.

(Reporting By Michele Kambas Editing by Jeremy Gaunt.)

Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras  in Athens, Greece July 31, 2015. REUTERS/Yiannis Kourtoglou