Athens confident of bridging gap with Europe: Greek PM

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VIENNA. KAZINFORM - Greece's newly elected Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras said on Monday he was confident of striking a deal with European partners, Kazinform refers to Xinhuanet.com.

"I am confident there will be a deal with our partners on the basis of our plan. We haven't yet heard of any specific and viable alternative proposal," Tsipras told a joint press briefing after meeting with his Austrian counterpart Chancellor Werner Faymann here.

Tsipras stressed he did not want to see a clash between Athens and its lenders, in an attempt to ease international concern over the intentions of Greece's new government.

Faymann said Greece should comply with its commitments under the existing bailout program and that Europe, for its part, should keep the country in eurozone.

"The question is finding a solution between the content of the framework agreed in the past and the efforts of the new government," he told reporters.

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