Europe must take a decision quickly on the future of Greece following a progress report by international lenders, according to French President Francois Hollande.
Hollande, who has been holding talks with Greek Prime Minister Antonis Samaras in Paris, also said that the country must demonstrate its commitment to push through reforms.
“Greece is in the eurozone and Greece must stay in the eurozone,” Hollande said.
“There is no time to lose. There are commitments to reaffirm on both sides, decisions to take, and the sooner the better, that means after the Troika report at the European summit in October,” he continued.
Samaras said he had given assurances that his country was determined to overcome the debt crisis.
The Paris meeting came a day after the Greek leader met German Chancellor Angela Merkel in Berlin. She also wants Greece to stay in the eurozone, but showed no sign of ceding to Samaras’ pleas for more time to meet the tough terms of the country’s international bailout.