IMF Confirms Receiving Greek Request for New Loan

TEHRAN (Tasnim) – The International Monetary Fund said it had received a letter from Greece seeking a loan facility.

IMF Confirms Receiving Greek Request for New Loan

"We will discuss with the Greek authorities and with our European partners the timing and the modalities for the discussions," the IMF said in a short statement on Friday cited by Reuters.

The Greek Finance Ministry said earlier on Friday that Greece had formally submitted a request to the IMF for the new loan facility.

Greece is due to begin talks with European Union and IMF lenders on a new bailout deal. The extent of the IMF's participation has remained unclear once its current program expires next year.

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