A Greek finance ministry official said on Tuesday that Greece received 7.5 billion euros as a first tranche of its 130 billion euro second bailout which was approved by both euro area members and IMF last week.

The official reveled that Greece got 5.9 billion euros from the euro zone and 1.6 billon euros from the IMF which will be used in paying 4.66 billion euros to the ECB and other euro area central banks for 3-year bonds in addition to interest payments on the same debt worth 200 million euros.