ATHENS, Greece — Officials say a meeting between Greek government leaders and private creditors on halving the country's privately held debt load has ended without a final deal.

The participants — Prime Minister Lucas Papademos and Finance Minister Evangelos Venizelos on the Greek government's side, and Charles Dallara and Jean Lemierre for the private creditors — did not issue statements after Saturday's session.

The officials, who requested anonymity because they were not authorized to speak publicly, say more talks are expected Sunday.

International banks and other private institutions hold €206 billion ($270 billion) in Greek government bonds. The goal of the talks is to get them to accept new, lower-value Greek bonds with longer maturities that will replace the ones they now own.