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Greek former PM writes to creditors to reaffirms support for crisis-tackling plan

(Xinhua)

16:07, November 29, 2011

ATHENS, Nov. 28 (Xinhua) -- Greek former Prime Minister George Papandreou reiterated on Monday evening his socialist party's support for efforts underway to tackle the country's towering debt crisis.

In a letter addressed to international creditors just one day before a critical European finance ministers' meeting in Brussels, Papandreou reaffirmed the PASOK party's commitment to the implementation of the October 26 eurozone agreement for further aid for Greece.

The meeting could pave the way for the release of a key tranche of international loans to Athens to stave off bankruptcy by Christmas.

"The formation of the new government enables our country to take the necessary steps to implement the decision of 26/27 October and the policies leading to that decision and stemming from it," Papandreou said in the letter sent to the heads of the European Council, the European Commission, the Eurogroup, the European Central Bank and the International Monetary Fund.

"We fully support the current government to carry out these tasks. We believe that the swift implementation of this package is in the deepest interest of the Greek people and of the eurozone as a whole," he added.

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