ATHENS, June 2 Greece's international lenders
plan to issue a statement on Friday on the country's progress in
cutting its budget deficit, but they will not say if Athens will
get aid beyond the current bailout deal, sources said.
"The (EU/IMF/ECB) troika plans to conclude talks later today
and issue a joint statement on Friday," one source close to the
talks told Reuters on Thursday.
Another source close to the talks said the statement would
focus exclusively on whether Greece is meeting fiscal and
privatisation targets under the current 110 billion euro bailout
agreed in May last year.
"It will be about the fourth review (of Greece's progress in
meeting its bailout targets), while anything that could follow
concerning a possible additional programme is for the days to
come," the source said.
"These questions are more political and will be dealt with
at the level of finance ministers and advisers," the source
said, adding that Greece's international lenders hoped to
conclude these talks this month.
(Reporting by Ingrid Melander; editing by David Stamp)