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European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker attends a session of the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum 2016 (SPIEF 2016) in St. Petersburg, Russia, June 16, 2016. REUTERS/Valery Sharifulin/TASS/Host Photo Agency/Pool

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ATHENS (Reuters) - Greece is on the right path to exit the crisis and must take ownership of the reforms programme it has agreed with its official lenders, European Commission President Jean Claude Juncker said on Tuesday.

"Today Greece is on the right path, results are encouraging," Juncker told Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras in Athens.

"The Greek government, parliament and the Greek people should have real ownership of the programmes that are being applied," Juncker said.

(Reporting by George Georgiopoulos)

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