Giorgos Zanias named caretaker Greek finance chief

Veteran diplomat Petros Molyviatis will be foreign minister in the caretaker government headed by senior judge Panagiotis Pikrammenos.

Updated: May 17, 2012, 10:30 AM IST

Athens: A top negotiator in Greece`s huge debt write-down deal has been appointed the country`s caretaker finance minister.

A government statement says Giorgos Zanias, a senior Finance Ministry official and Athens University professor of economics, will hold the finance portfolio until new elections are held in about a month.

The statement also names veteran diplomat Petros Molyviatis as foreign minister in the caretaker government headed by senior judge Panagiotis Pikrammenos. Molyviatis is a former foreign minister.

Pikrammenos` 16-strong cabinet will be sworn in today.

PTI