U.S. Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew in New York on Friday that a deal between Athens and its lenders is getting closer. He added that it would be better for the world economy if a deal is reached.
"It would be a better thing for the global economy if this thing gets resolved," Lew said.
He pointed that Athens should reduce its budget deficit and make its economy more efficient. Greece's creditors should restructure Greece's debt, Lew added.