WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Treasury Secretary Jack Lew called on all sides to leave rhetoric aside and focus on a pragmatic solution, according to a message issued by his office after he spoke with Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras late on Friday.
The U.S. Treasury announcement reads as follows:
“Today, Secretary Jacob J. Lew spoke by phone with Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras to discuss the latest developments in Greece. Secretary Lew said that he looks forward to working with the new Greek government as it proceeds to articulate a concrete and comprehensive reform agenda in partnership with Europe and international institutions.
“Secretary Lew urged all parties to set aside rhetoric and focus on reaching a pragmatic path forward. Secretary Lew welcomed the fact that Greece and its partners are engaged in technical discussions and noted that Monday’s Eurogroup meeting marks a significant opportunity to achieve concrete progress.”