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Greece will not pay IMF debt on Tuesday: Finance minister

On the possibility of an 11th hour aid deal with international creditors - with the current programme expiring on Tuesday - Varoufakis said: "We hope so".

By: Reuters | Athens |
June 30, 2015 5:22:55 pm
greece news, greece debt, greece bailout, greece crisis, world news, europe news, greece crisis news, greece bailout news, greece imf, gr Greece Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis. (Source: Reuters)

Greece will not pay a 1.6 billion euro debt installment to the International Monetary Fund due on Tuesday, but Athens still holds out hope of a last-minute deal with creditors on an aid package, Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis said.

Asked by a reporter if Greece would make the payment on Tuesday, Varoufakis replied: “No”. On the possibility of an 11th hour aid deal with international creditors – with the current programme expiring on Tuesday – Varoufakis said: “We hope so”.

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