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Bank of Greece governor: important for Monday talks with eurozone creditors to be successful

  • Governor of the Bank of Greece Yannis Stournaras arrives at Maximos Mansion to meet Greece's Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras in Athens, Friday, March 6, 2015. European Central Bank head Mario Draghi said the ECB "stood ready" to once again permit Greek banks to use junk-rated Greek government bonds as collateral to get credit from the ECB. That would happen as soon as the bank assesses that Greece is likely to successfully complete a creditor review of its progress. (AP Photo/Thanassis Stavrakis)

    Governor of the Bank of Greece Yannis Stournaras arrives at Maximos Mansion to meet Greece's Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras in Athens, Friday, March 6, 2015. European Central Bank head Mario Draghi said the ECB "stood ready" to once again permit Greek banks to use junk-rated Greek government bonds as collateral to get credit from the ECB. That would happen as soon as the bank assesses that Greece is likely to successfully complete a creditor review of its progress. (AP Photo/Thanassis Stavrakis)  (The Associated Press)

  • Greece's Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras, left, speaks with Governor of the Bank of Greece Yannis Stournaras at Maximos Mansion in Athens, Friday, March 6, 2015. European Central Bank head Mario Draghi said the ECB "stood ready" to once again permit Greek banks to use junk-rated Greek government bonds as collateral to get credit from the ECB. That would happen as soon as the bank assesses that Greece is likely to successfully complete a creditor review of its progress. (AP Photo/Thanassis Stavrakis)

    Greece's Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras, left, speaks with Governor of the Bank of Greece Yannis Stournaras at Maximos Mansion in Athens, Friday, March 6, 2015. European Central Bank head Mario Draghi said the ECB "stood ready" to once again permit Greek banks to use junk-rated Greek government bonds as collateral to get credit from the ECB. That would happen as soon as the bank assesses that Greece is likely to successfully complete a creditor review of its progress. (AP Photo/Thanassis Stavrakis)  (The Associated Press)

  • Greece's Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras meets Governor of the Bank of Greece Yannis Stournaras at Maximos Mansion in Athens, Friday, March 6, 2015. European Central Bank head Mario Draghi said the ECB "stood ready" to once again permit Greek banks to use junk-rated Greek government bonds as collateral to get credit from the ECB. That would happen as soon as the bank assesses that Greece is likely to successfully complete a creditor review of its progress. (AP Photo/Thanassis Stavrakis)

    Greece's Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras meets Governor of the Bank of Greece Yannis Stournaras at Maximos Mansion in Athens, Friday, March 6, 2015. European Central Bank head Mario Draghi said the ECB "stood ready" to once again permit Greek banks to use junk-rated Greek government bonds as collateral to get credit from the ECB. That would happen as soon as the bank assesses that Greece is likely to successfully complete a creditor review of its progress. (AP Photo/Thanassis Stavrakis)  (The Associated Press)

Greece's central bank governor says it is "very important" for next week's meeting of eurozone finance ministers, set for Monday in Brussels, to go well for Greece.

The 19 finance ministers are to discuss how much progress Greece has made since the financially stricken country sent the ministers a list of reforms late last month to win a four-month extension of the European part of its international bailout.

Yannis Stournaras said Friday "it is very important" for Monday's talks to be successful, "and we are all working in that direction."

He spoke after meeting with Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras and finance officials to brief them on the European Central Bank meeting he attended in Cyprus the previous day.