Pappas and Tsakalotos travel to Brussels in search of consensus with creditors

A high-level Greek delegation has traveled to Brussels in the hope of finding common ground between Athens and its lenders before Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras meets German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Francois Hollande in Belgium on Wednesday.

Government spokesman Gavriil Sakellaridis revealed that State Minister Nikos Pappas and Alternate Foreign Minister for International Economic Relations Euclid Tsakalotos are leading the government’s delegation to the Belgian capital.

Sakellaridis said the two men had been authorised by Tsipras to take part in deliberations that could help bring Greece and its lenders closer to an agreement on the measures needed to unlock 7.2 billion euros of bailout funding.

The Greek government is thought to be redrafting the 47-page proposal it sent to lenders last week.