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Greece's new prime minister says he won't clash with creditors, will pay debts off

The shadow of Eurogroup chairman Jeroen Dijsselbloem is cast on a wall as Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras waits to greets him during their meeting in Athens, Friday, Jan. 30, 2015. Dijsselbloem is in Athens for talks with Greece’s new left wing government after it promised to renege on key bailout commitments required for repayment of a 240 billion euro ($270 billion) rescue package. (AP Photo/Petros Giannakouris, Pool)

The shadow of Eurogroup chairman Jeroen Dijsselbloem is cast on a wall as Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras waits to greets him during their meeting in Athens, Friday, Jan. 30, 2015. Dijsselbloem is in Athens for talks with Greeceā€™s new left wing government after it promised to renege on key bailout commitments required for repayment of a 240 billion euro ($270 billion) rescue package. (AP Photo/Petros Giannakouris, Pool)  (The Associated Press)

A day after Greece appeared on a collision course with its creditors, new radical left Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras has tamped down the rhetoric by vowing to pay off debts and not act unilaterally.

Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis, who had a tense meeting with Eurogroup leader Jeroen Dijsselbloem in Athens on Friday, has brought forward a trip to Paris, London and Rome to meet his counterparts.

Tsipras says he never intended to act unilaterally and expressed his certainty that Greece and the creditors will reach an agreement.

He also pledged to pay back Greece's debt to the European Central Bank and the International Monetary Fund, which, along with the European Commission, form the "troika" of Greece's creditors.