Greece has so met the deadline and transferred €448 million to the International Monetary Fund calming fears Athens could soon leave the euro.
“The tranche of €448 million has been delivered to the IMF,” said the Greek news agency ANA referring to senior sources in the Greek Finance Ministry. The money was transferred despite rumors the country would not manage to do it on time, which could push the country out of the eurozone.
The payment comes as Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras is in Moscow on a two-day official visit. On Thursday, he said the main objective of the Greek government is to keep the country in the eurozone and to find a common European solution to its financial problems.