"Yesterday there was a historic decision, as the entire international media says — the Eurogroup's agreement on Greek debt. Greek debt becomes viable. This is an extremely important event… I believe that June 21, 2018, will remain in history as a very important day for Europe, this is a new page for the country. This does not mean that we should abandon the reasonable path of budgetary balance and structural reforms that the country needs," Tsipras said.
Greece, he said, will now join Ireland, Spain, Cyprus and Portugal in the ranks of eurozone countries that once again "stand on their own feet," in return for long-term budget and reform commitments.
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The Eurogroup of euro-area finance ministers — met in Luxembourg on Thursday and clinched a deal on Greece's exit from the bailout program. They pledged $15 billion in the last tranche and $24 billion more as a cash buffer to last Athens for 22 months.