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Greece aims for preliminary deal with lenders by March Eurogroup: FinMin

ATHENS (Reuters) - Greece will seek to reach a preliminary deal with its international lenders by the next meeting of euro zone finance ministers in March, Finance Minister Euclid Tsakalotos said on Tuesday.

Greece and its lenders resumed long-stalled talks in Athens on Tuesday about reforms Greece needs to adopt to keep bailout funds flowing and the crisis-hit nation financially afloat.

"The institutions will stay in Athens for a week, 10 days. We are trying to get to a staff level agreement by the next Eurogroup in March," Tsakalotos told lawmakers.

Tsakalotos said that Greece has agreed with its lenders that any additional measures would be structural in nature.

(Reporting by Michele Kambas)

 

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