Greek Prime Minister Antonis Samaras has said the debt-ridden country could return to pre-crisis living standards within six years.
“According to most [experts], we will not need a couple of decades, not a couple of generations, but only six years,” he said in a speech.
He was speaking in Rome ahead of talks with EU officials in Brussels.
International lenders are due to conduct a new audit of Greece, where strikes against cuts are under way.
State school teachers walked out on Monday, with thousands attending rallies outside parliament in the capital, Athens, as well as the second city, Thessaloniki.
Greece’s economy has shrunk by 23% since 2008, and international lenders expect it to diminish by a further 4.2% this year.
The country has received two aid packages totalling about 240bn euros (£205bn; $321bn) and will need about 10bn euros more to cover a funding gap.
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