French Prime Minister Manuel Valls said on Wednesday that a deal between Greece and its creditors was "within grasp".
He also said that to keep Athens in the Eurozone is a geopolitical target.
"Keeping Greece in the euro and therefore in the heart of Europe and the EU is something of the utmost geostrategic and geopolitical importance," Valls said.
He noted that Europe allows Greece to leave the Eurozone, it will be "an admission of impotence". Valls added that France refuses that.