BERLIN The German government sees no risk of the International Monetary Fund pulling out of international efforts to help debt-burdened Greece, a German finance ministry spokeswoman said on Friday.
Asked about disagreement between the IMF and the euro zone about extending a deadline for Greece's debt-reduction goals, ministry spokeswoman Marianne Kothe said she was not aware of any danger that this might lead to the IMF withdrawing.
A row between euro zone governments and the IMF over how to make Greece's giant debt mountain manageable is holding up the release of 31 billion euros ($39.5 billion) in emergency loans needed to keep Athens afloat.
"I know of no IMF threat to pull out of the aid programme for Greece," Kothe told a news conference, adding that the Fund would continue "to strive for a solution for Greece".
(Reporting by Gernot Heller and Stephen Brown)