Merkel sure 6th tranche for Portugal will be paid out

LISBON Mon Nov 12, 2012 11:22am EST

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LISBON Nov 12 (Reuters) - German Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Monday in Lisbon that she was convinced that the sixth tranche of aid for Portugal would be paid out.

Merkel made the comments at a news conference in Lisbon alongside Portugal's Prime Minister Pedro Passos Coelho, adding that she expected the troika to view the situation in Portugal positively.