By Jonathan Davies

Greece has pledged to keep up its debt payments in June, days after its interior minister warned it had run out of money.

Government spokesperson Gabriel Sakellaridis quashed Nikos Voutsis' suggestion that the country has no money left, and said Greece will make the payments in June, and for as long as possible.

But those repayments are largely dependent on the final tranche of the €240 billion bailout deal being struck.

Greece's creditors - the International Monetary Fund (IMF), European Central Bank and European Union - are demanding a number of economic reforms as a sort of insurance policy. But the Syriza government has failed to agree to many of the reforms, having promised anti-austerity in their election campaign.

"That is the government's intention and the target we have set," Mr Sakellaridis said. "By the end of May, the start of June, to be able to have a mutually beneficial agreement."

Speaking on the BBC's Andrew Marr Show, Greek finance minister Yanis Varoufakis said: "Greece has made enormous strides at reaching a deal.

"It is now up to institutions to do their bit. We have met them three-quarters of the way, they need to meet us one-quarter of the way."