The Eurogroup congratulated the Greek government and the Greek people for the successful conclusion of the ESM program and noted the importance of continuing the reforms.

In an official statement following a meeting that began on Thursday afternoon, the Eurogroup said among other things that it also welcomed "the finalization of a comprehensive growth strategy by the Greek authorities."

The implementation of an ambitious growth strategy and of prudent fiscal policies will be the key ingredients for debt sustainability, it said, and added that the enhanced surveillance procedure would be activated by the European Commission "in the coming weeks".

Among other issues, the Eurogroup also reaffirmed their confidence in the TAIPED (Greek privatization agency) committee of experts and the president and senior staff of ELSTAT (the Greek statistical service), who are facing legal proceedings, and reaffirmed their "commitment to support Greece in its reform efforts to return to sustainable growth."

The full text of the statement is available at