Greece will wrap up pending issues by Wed evening

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Posted: Feb 15, 2012 6:41 AM
Greece will wrap up pending issues by Wed evening

Greece's finance minister says all pending issues in its international creditors' requirements for the country's second bailout will be completed ahead of a Wednesday evening conference call between eurozone finance ministers.

Evangelos Venizelos said that "very few" issues remained and would be wrapped up before the call at 6p.m. Greek time (1600GMT) Wednesday.

The call is being held instead of a meeting between the ministers, which was called off Tuesday because Athens had not met all the requirements, including plugging a euro325 million ($427.99 million) financing gap and providing written guarantees from the governing coalition's party leaders.

Venizelos made the comments after a meeting with President Karolos Papoulias, who he said will give up his presidential salary to help in the crisis.