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International Monetary Fund Christine Lagarde said that if Greece ask for aid the IMF is ready to help them. Lagarde issued a short statement: "The IMF has taken note of yesterday´s referendum held in Greece. We are monitoring the situation closely and stand ready to assist Greece if requested to do so."
Ms Lagarde´s comments come after Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras spoke by phone to Germany´s Angela Merkel and agreed to present a proposal for an aid deal at tomorrow´s European Union summit, a Greek government official has said.
Her statement Monday was the IMF´s first reaction to Greek voters´ decisive rejection of further austerity measures in return for bailout loans.
Earlier, the head of the European Union´s finance ministers said Greece´s ´No´ vote has made discussions with its creditors more difficult, but the aim remains to keep the country in the eurozone.
The IMF said it couldn´t get involved in a further bailout of Greece if the country remained in arrears. The IMF last week also said that Greece would need debt relief as well as new financing worth more than 60 billion euros through 2018 to avoid financial collapse.