Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras said that the efforts his government put toward securing the emergency Euro Summit on Monday has proved to be a “success.”
Eurozone country leaders announced a Monday summit to resolve Greece’s prolonged debt crisis that threatens the country’s exit from the common currency bloc.
“We hope that the final negotiations take place at Europe’s highest political level and we are working toward the success of this summit,” Tsipras’ office said in a statement on Friday, a day after citizens rallied on the streets of Athens, pressing the government for a solution to their hardships within the Eurozone.
“The leaders’ summit on Monday is a positive development on the road toward a deal,” the Prime Minister’s office noted, adding that those who were “betting on a Greek crisis and terror scenarios” will be proven wrong.
Tsipras is currently in St Petersburg, Russia, where he will meet with Russian President Vladimir Putin on Friday (today), taking part in talks regarding the construction of the “Greek Stream,” an extension of the TurkStream natural gas pipeline project that will provide Europe with natural gas, as well as Greece’s potential participation in the new Shanghai-based BRICS bank.