July 5, 2018 / 9:59 AM / 3 months ago

CORRECTED-Egypt says achieves 0.2 pct primary budget surplus in 2017-2018 budget - minister

(Corrects figure in paragraph 2 to Egyptian pounds, not dollars)

CAIRO, July 5 (Reuters) - Egypt achieved a primary budget surplus of 0.2 percent in its 2017-2018 financial year budget, Finance Minister Mohamed Maait said on Thursday.

The surplus amount came to $4 billion Egyptian pounds ($223 million), he told reporters. (Reporting by Ehab Farouk Editing by Alison Williams)

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