Greece enters 'final stretch' of reform talks, says PM

Greece has entered the "final stretch" of negotiations with international lenders over a potential reform agreement, according to the country's Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras.

Greece's Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras Credit: Aswestopoulos Wassilis/ABACA

According to Reuters, Tsipras told his party's central committee: "We are on the final stretch of a painful period shaped by the government's negotiations with the institutions.

"We have made concessions but we also have red lines."

Tsipras' comments came as he returned from Riga where he met with German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Francois Hollande to ask for a political push to break the deadlock between European Union and International Monetary Fund creditors over Greece's bailout deal.