(ANSAmed) - BERLIN, AUGUST 20 - German Foreign Minister Guido
Westerwelle on Monday said that his government wanted Greece to
remain a part of the eurozone and it was working toward that
Westerwelle was speaking at a bilateral meeting with Greek
Foreign Minister Dimitrios Avramopoulos a day after German
Finance Minister Wolfgang Schauble spoke of a "plan B" in case
Greece exits the eurozone.
Monday marked the beginning of a crucial week for Athens.
Prime Minister Antonis Samaras meets with Jean-Claude
Juncker, president of the Eurogroup, and German Chancellor
Angela Merkel on Friday.
The Greek PM is expected to ask the German chancellor to
grant an extra two years for his country's reforms.
Ahead of the meeting with the Greek foreign minister
Monday, Westerwelle reiterated that there will be no "softening"
of agreements made with Athens.(ANSAmed).