Greek Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis met with the International Monetary Fund’s (IMF) Managing Director Christine Lagarde on April 5 in New York, for an informal discussion on the Greek government's reform programme. They exchanged views on current developments.

After the meeting, Lagarde made the following statement: "We noted that continuing uncertainty is not in Greece’s interest and I welcomed confirmation by the Minister that payment owing to the Fund would be forthcoming on April 9th. I expressed my appreciation for the Minister’s commitment to improve the technical teams’ ability to work with the authorities to conduct the necessary due diligence in Athens, and to enhance the policy discussions with the teams in Brussels, both of which will resume promptly on Monday (6.04). I reiterated that the Fund remains committed to work together with the authorities to help Greece return to a sustainable path of growth and employment."

Today, Varoufakis will meet with US Treasury Undersecretary Nathan Sheets in Washington, according to the finance ministry. Later, Varoufakis will meet with Deputy Assistant to the President on National Security and International Economics Caroline Atkinson.

See also: Statement by IMF Managing Director Christine Lagarde on Greece